Mother Mary Brunner and her son with Charles Manson (his 3rd) Valentine Michael Brunner.
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How is Charles Manson’s 3rd Son with Original Cult Member So Normal?

Unfortunately for the children of Charles Manson, there seems to be no hiding from the legacy of death and destruction that their father left behind. But, one son has done a good job of it.

Who are the Children of Charles Manson?

Mother Mary Brunner and her son with Charles Manson (his 3rd) Valentine Michael Brunner.
Mother Mary Brunner and her son with Charles Manson (his 3rd) Valentine Michael Brunner. Image Source: macewen2013

There are three boys that Charlie Manson actually claimed as his sons.

Son number one, Charles Manson, Jr has been seen in the press over the years.

The second son, Charles Luther Manson, chose to be in contact with his dad.

Yet, it turns out that baby number three, Valentine Michael Brunner, is not a prison child.

He has chosen to live a very different life than his father and mother in all regards.

Son #1: Charles Manson, Jr.

Jason Freeman provides DNA to prove he is the son of Charles Manson, Jr., Charlie's oldest son.
Jason Freeman provides DNA to prove he is the son of Charles Manson, Jr., Charlie’s oldest son. Image Source: CNN

Charles Manson Junior, Charlies oldest son, changed his name to Jay White. He took his own life in 1993.

Born in 1956, he was the child of Rosalie Jean Willis and Manson. Willis was Manson’s first wife.

Son #2: Charles Luther Manson

Charles Luther Manson, Charlie's 2nd son, really does look like his dad.
Charles Luther Manson, Charlie’s 2nd son, really does look like his dad. Image Source: Tumblr

Manson’s middle son, Charles Luther Manson is the child of Leona Rae Stevens, who was Manson’s second wife. He was also born in 1956.

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Charles Luther changed his name to Matthew Roberts to escape the stigma of being one of Charles Manson’s kids. But, he stayed in contact with his father.

Son #3: Valentine Michael Brunner

Mary Brunner, mother of Charlie's 3rd son, was never really a mother to her prison child. She looks like a meth head in this mugshot.
Mary Brunner, mother of Charlie’s 3rd son, was never really a mother to her prison child. She looks like a meth head in this mugshot.

Then came Charlies 3rd son, Valentine Michael Brunner. Born at Spahn Ranch, he is the child of Mary Brunner, Manson’s very first cult follower.

Michael was born in 1968. Brunner and Manson were never married. But, she was one of “Charlie’s Girls.” And, because she was the first one, the Manson Family called her Mother Mary.

Valentine Michael Brunner Appears Normal… for One of Charles Manson’s Kids

It appears that all the sons of Manson have struggled with the stigma of having one of the most notorious mass murderers of all time as a father. Yet, Michael Brunner seems to be normal and, well… good.

He has said that he feels no connection to his biological father. Being raised by his mother’s parents helped him grow up to be an emotionally stable and caring person.

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Michael is normal, thanks in no small part, to the people he considered to be his parents… his grandparents. Manson’s 3rd son said that thanks to his grandparents, he was able to grow up as a normal child.

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While he did have regular contact with his mother, the relationship was strained. It had no similarity to a typical relationship between mothers and sons.

Michael himself has said that the two of them were more like siblings. And, for his part, was choosing to live a better life than both his parents.

Melissa Knight has been a freelance writer for over a decade now. In that time, she has covered a plethora of topics. Her focus, though, tends to remain on addiction, natural health, health and nutrition, fitness, the paranormal, demons, finances and more. In addition to her personal blogs, she is also a published author and editor of a rehab placement website. Melissa currently writes news for the Prison Rideshare Network.

Melissa Knight

Melissa Knight has been a freelance writer for over a decade now. In that time, she has covered a plethora of topics. Her focus, though, tends to remain on addiction, natural health, health and nutrition, fitness, the paranormal, demons, finances and more. In addition to her personal blogs, she is also a published author and editor of a rehab placement website. Melissa currently writes news for the Prison Rideshare Network.

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