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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It’s a warmer day ahead for the Northeast with Monday's lake effect snow long gone. Highs will be in the 50’s for many areas.

Our attention turns to the West where serious of storms will bring a threat of flooding to Washington state.

There are flood watches for Seattle and most of western Washington state through Thursday.

Tuesday morning, the next storm system is already moving in, bringing very warm air with rain reaching even the mountains.

By Wednesday, more rain with mild temps will continue for the Pacific Northwest, this could result in flooding.

On Thursday, the cold front finally reaches the coast and will bring additional rain, possibly heavy at times. Flooding could be possible all the way to the mountains.

Over the next 48 to 56 hours, some areas could see more than a half-a-foot of rain.

More cold air for the Midwest and the Northeast

After one warm day for the Midwest and the Great Lakes, a new shot of cold air is moving in Tuesday. Single digits and teens are possible for the Great Lakes and the northern Plains.

This new cold blast moves east Wednesday afternoon and the coldest wind chills will be Thursday morning, teens and 20s for most of the Northeast, even the mid-South will feel like its below freezing.

Holiday travel forecast

For the busiest travel day of the year, Wednesday, most of the country does not look too bad, but we do have a few trouble spots.

The worst weather will be in the Pacific Northwest on I-5 and I-90 with flooding possible from Seattle to Portland and east to Spokane.

In the Northeast, not looking for anything major, but a few lake effect snow bands could cause slippery roads in western NY and PA on I-90.

Rain and a few thunderstorms are possible for central Florida on I-95 and I-75.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Police in New Kensington, Pennsylvania on Tuesday said they arrested a suspect who they believe who fatally shot a rookie Pennsylvania State Police officer.

The Pennsylvania State police announced the arrest of 29-year-old Rahmael Sal Holt early Tuesday morning after offering a reward of up to $55,000 for information leading to his apprehension.

Earlier, authorities arrested Tavon Jamere Harper, who they said was behind the wheel of a gold Chrysler Town and Country car on Friday night when he and Holt were stopped by New Kensington police officer Brian Shaw, 25, inside the parking lot of the Assemblies of God Church.

Holt is accused of shooting the young officer in the chest and bolting on foot as Harper sped away, according to police. Shaw had only been on the force six months.

Holt faces charges of murder of a police officer.

Pennsylvania State police did not offer details on how he was captured, but they said they would offer more details at a press conference later Tuesday morning.

Shaw, a native of Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, graduated from Burrell High School in 2010 and went on to graduate from Slippery Rock University with a degree in criminal justice, according to his obituary.

After graduating from Allegheny County Police Academy, Shaw became a part-time police officer at several departments.

"Officer Brian Shaw, you were taken from us too soon. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your life mattered and you will be missed," the Allegheny Police Department wrote on its Facebook page.

A viewing was scheduled for Monday and Tuesday and Shaw's funeral is set for Wednesday.

Officers from surrounding towns and municipalities had been helping with the manhunt, which spanned five days, in order to let town's police department grieve Shaw, New Kensington Mayor Tom Guzzo said.

"The outpouring of support from the officers from all over western Pennsylvania has been extraordinary," Guzzo told local reporters. "We could not be doing this without them."

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Design Pics / Reynold Mainse / Getty Images(MIAMI) -- Nearly 60,000 Haitians currently living in the United States under a protected immigration status will have 18 months to leave or face deportation after the Trump administration announced the end of a program that allowed thousands of survivors of Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake to reside in the country for nearly eight years.

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke announced the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti with an 18-month delay "to allow for an orderly transition," the agency announced in a press release on Monday.

"The decision to terminate TPS for Haiti was made after a review of the conditions upon which the country’s original designation were based and whether those extraordinary but temporary conditions prevented Haiti from adequately handling the return of their nationals," the statement read.

Seventeen-year-old Miami resident Peterson Exais was just a child when he was injured in the country's 2010 earthquake.

"It's very devastating hearing this news," Exais told ABC affiliate WPLG.

Exais, a high school student who lives with his mother, said his family in Haiti is struggling to survive nearly eight years after the deadly quake struck, killing over 300,000 and causing widespread damages.

"They're hungry. They're not receiving food," he told WPLG. "They're not receiving clothing. It's very difficult for them. And I could not imagine myself in that situation again."

More than 320,000 people from 10 countries have Temporary Protected Status in the U.S., according to the Pew Research Center. The program was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990 and gives the White House the power to decide to extend the designation for various countries on a rolling basis.

The Trump administration has moved to curtail the program.

Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ended TPS for some 2,500 Nicaraguans living in the country but delayed a decision on the status of 57,000 Hondurans. Similar protections for immigrants from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were allowed to expire.

Temporary Protected Status is a special immigration status for people from a foreign country where the U.S. determines that conditions in that home country prevent those people from returning safely or where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK ) -- A federal Border Patrol agent who died in the line of duty may have been bludgeoned to death with rocks, a spokesperson for the National Border Patrol Council said Monday.

Federal authorities said Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, died in West Texas while on a patrol on Sunday morning, but they declined to say how he died.

Union Spokesman Chris Cabrera told ABC affiliate KVIA on Monday that Martinez was responding to foot traffic that set off sensors when he came across a group of people.

Martinez then called for backup, Cabrera said, but his partner arrived to find him unconscious and suffering from severe head trauma.

The partner, whose name has not been released, then called for backup, and when more agents arrived, the partner was also found with severe injuries, according to Cabrera.

The agents were transported to a local hospital, where Martinez later died, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. His partner is in serious condition, according to the agency.

Martinez, a native of El Paso, had been a border agent since August 2013.

The CBP did not provide many details about the incident, but law enforcement sources with knowledge of the matter told ABC News on Monday that they were looking into the possibility that it was an accident. Those sources did not speak about the cause of the injuries.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called it an “attack” and is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in what his office described as a “murder.”
 
President Donald Trump tweeted his condolences on Sunday evening as he renewed his call to build a border wall.

“Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt,” Trump tweeted. “We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!”

The Border Patrol’s Special Operations Group and agents from CBP’s Air and Marine Operations are searching the area for potential suspects or witnesses, according to the CBP.

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iStock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) -- Four residents of a senior living community in a suburb of Philadelphia are still unaccounted for after a massive fire that occurred last Thursday, according to authorities.

The missing residents of the Barclays Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, Pennsylvania are a husband and wife, ages 89 and 92, an 85-year-old woman and a 93-year-old woman. Their identities have not yet been released.

"Say a prayer for [the missing residents] and their families. They are going through some of the toughest times you could possibly imagine," said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan at a press conference on Monday afternoon.

Crews continue to search the rubble for signs of the missing residents and what may have caused the fire, according to Hogan.

There were 152 people in the building when the five-alarm fire erupted on Thursday at 10:30 p.m. ET. Hundreds of first responders used beds and wheelchairs to evacuate elderly residents. Surveillance video even shows firefighters picking up and carrying residents to safety.

Bob Lindner, whose father is a resident of the community, said he found his father on the sidewalk, “wrapped up in blankets, cold and scared.”

The blaze was so hot that firefighters’ rescue gear was melting, according to Hogan.

"[The firefighters] kept going back in there until their helmets were melting and cracked," said Hogan.

The fire continued burning into the next day and was contained Friday afternoon.

On Sunday morning, donations came pouring in to the Good Will Fire Company, organized by local hurricane aid group Trucks2, according to a spokesperson for the living community. Neighbors brought an abundance of walkers, clothes, and toiletries. The drive received so many donations that they could not accept any more by the end of the day, according to a post on the Trucks2 Facebook page.

Ted Hartz of Good Will Fire Company said, "It's a great thing to see everyone come together when something like this happens."

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The injuries that left one Border Patrol agent dead and another severely injured in Texas remain a mystery, law enforcement sources told ABC News.

Authorities are looking into the possibility that this was an accident, the sources added.

The investigation stems from the discovery of two Border Patrol agents found at the bottom of a ravine. They were there near midnight responding to a sensor triggered in the area. Due to the lack of concrete evidence in the case, authorities are staying open to the possibility that the two agents may have accidentally slipped off the ravine, leading to them sustaining such serious injuries, the sources said.

Fallen Border Patrol agent remembered by lifelong friend as 'good guy' who wanted to 'make a difference'

Authorities emphasized that no determination about the cause of the injuries has been made. The FBI is investigating.

Earlier today, President Donald Trump said without caveat that the men had been “brutally attacked.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the incident an “attack” and is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in what his office described as a “murder.”

As of now, sources have told ABC News that the evidence does not support or refute that claim.

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Obtained by ABC News(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) -- Drivers and fire officials were caught off guard early Monday when they responded to a tractor-trailer fire and found not one, but three African elephants.

The elephants, which were evacuated from the vehicle, were captured standing along Interstate 24 in Georgia, just across the border from Tennessee.

The owners were able to get the elephants out of the attached trailer safely and to the side of the road without any problem. None of the animals were injured in the fire.

Battalion Chief Lesley Morgan of the Chattanooga Fire Department described the elephants on Facebook as "HUGE, but well behaved" and said they ate hay by the roadside while officials battled the blaze.

Morgan told ABC News that the elephants are privately owned by the couple who were hauling them, who adopted the animals after they were orhpaned as babies. They traveled the countries doing educational shows and were heading to Florida for warmer weather when the vehicle caught fire.

The tractor-trailer's engine caught fire while the couple were driving, Morgan said. When they noticed the flames, they pulled to the side of the road and evacuated the anaimals, Morgan added.

Tracy Beavers, a Puckett EMS paramedic, captured a photo of the animals standing by the road. She told ABC News no flash was used to take the picture due to concern of spooking the elephants.

The owners were able to get another tractor to the location of the fire. From there, the elephants boarded into the trailer and continued on to Sarasota, Florida.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW KENSINGTON, Pa.) -- As the manhunt for the suspect who killed a rookie cop reaches its fifth day, Pennsylvania State Police said they tracked down and arrested the alleged driver of the getaway car.

Police said Tavon Jamere Harper was behind the wheel of a gold Chrysler Town and Country car Friday night when he and Rahmel Sal Holt, 29, were stopped by New Kensington police officer Brian Shaw inside the parking lot of the Assemblies of God Church.

Holt fatally shot the 25-year-old officer, who was on the force for only six months, then bolted on foot as Harper sped away, police said.

Holt faces charges of murder of a police officer.

According to the Westmoreland County Prison records, Harper was hit with drug and fleeing charges and remains jailed with a $500,000 bond.

His sister, Kierra Harper, told ABC News that the incident does not square with her brother's character.

"That doesn’t seem like a crime he would commit," she said.

When asked what Harper was doing with Holt, she replied, "Probably more like giving the guy a ride."

On Saturday, police announced they found the vehicle they believe Harper was driving when Shaw was killed.

"We were able to find and seize the vehicle that we believe to be involved in this incident," New Kensington Police Chief James Klein said. "The investigation into the vehicle’s full involvement and the occupants that were in the vehicle is ongoing at this time."

The reward for information leading to an arrest of Holt has continued to climb to $53,000.

Angel of the parking lot


The church parking lot where the two men were pulled over was a place where kids played and Shaw routinely patrolled.

"It was our parking lot where it happened and [Shaw] often would stop and talk to children playing here and make sure they were safe," Anthony Celender, the 33-year-old pastor of the church, told ABC News. "He was one of the great officers who would go the extra mile for the community."

The parking lot turned into a massive crime scene filled with emergency and forensic personnel through the entire weekend, he said.

The evangelical church prides itself on helping many drug addicts and ex-convicts turn their lives around. It will hold a Saturday evening service in honor of Officer Shaw.

The pastor learned about the shooting from a neighbor who was home with a child at the time of the shooting.

"I was plugging in my charger into my phone when we hear pop-pop-pop of the gun," the neighbor, who requested anonymity, said.

The neighbor's child asked what the noises were.

The neighbor rushed to the window and said a there was a black man leaning on her car.

"I've never see this guy on my street before," the neighbor said. "He had this look on his face -- not angry but a blank look."

The neighbor added the man was dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt and black skull cap, and appeared to be texting on his cellphone.

"There were three or four cop cars going to the church and I looked back at my car and the guy vanished," the neighbor said.

The neighbor went to the church parking lot to inform police and said an officer took down the information.

ABC News' attempts to corroborate the information with Pennsylvania State Police were unsuccessful.

"I want to be a successful law enforcement officer"


New Kensington, home to 13,000 people and located 30 minutes northeast of Pittsburgh, hired Shaw full-time as an officer in June.

The Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, native graduated from Burrell High School in 2010 and went on to graduate from Slippery Rock University with a degree in criminal justice, according to his obituary.

After graduating from Allegheny County Police Academy, Shaw became a part-time police officer at several departments.

Allegheny Police memorialized Shaw's death on its Facebook page: "Officer Brian Shaw, you were taken from us too soon. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Your life mattered and you will be missed."

When he began working as a cop, his ambition to succeed doing police work was clear.

"I want to be a successful law enforcement officer," Shaw said, according to the Allegheny County Police Department's Facebook page.

His girlfriend Haylee Oliver was overcome with grief when ABC News reached her on Monday.

"I cant talk right right now," she said in tears. "I'm sorry."

Shaw was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in New Kensington and the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 39.

He was known to enjoy playing soccer, football and hunting, and he loved his dogs, Satie Mae and Gus.

A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday at the Mt. St. Peter Church in New Kensington, the Pennsylvania Archdiocese confirmed.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --One person is dead and dozens more were injured after a pair of explosions and a fire at a cosmetics plant in New York.

"A deceased male employee was recovered from the plant fire at approximately 7:40 p.m.,” Justin Rodriguez, of the Orange County Executive’s Office, told ABC News late Monday evening.

There were two explosions at the factory, with the first reported at around 10:15 a.m. and the next about 25 minutes later.

The cause of the blasts is under investigation.

The factory is home to a business named Verla International, which describes itself as a contract packaging and filling company with over 40 lines of nail polish and 40 lines of other cosmetics and perfumes, according to the company's website
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There were seven firefighters were among the 33 people injured. Almost all have been treated and released, with most suffering from smoke inhalation and heat exposure. All of those injured are expected to survive.

Records from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration indicate the plant had nine violations earlier this year related to exit maintenance and the use of flammable liquids, among other issues. Of those violations, six were classified as "serious." It's not clear if those violations are related to today's incident.

The factory is located in New Windsor, a town about 65 miles north of New York City.

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credit: Pinellas County Sheriff(CLEARWATER, Fla.) -- A deputy's dashcam captured the moments when a small plane crashed onto a road in Clearwater, Florida, Sunday morning.

As seen in the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office's dashcam footage, the single-engine plane is flying low over the road and suddenly banks to its left, soaring right over the deputy's squad car.

Two deputies responded within seconds of the plane's crashing onto the road. Luckily, according to authorities, the pilot who owns the plane and his passenger were able to walk away from the crash.

Fortunately, no bystanders were injured, either.

The plane is a four-seater 1975 Rockwell International 112A fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft, according to ABC affiliate WFTS in Tampa.

The sheriff's office said the pilot and his passenger took off from Clearwater Air Park earlier that morning and went to Zephyrhills, which is about 50 miles away. The pilot told authorities they were returning to the Clearwater Air Park when "something went wrong." The plane went down about half a mile away from the air park.

Deputies say the pilot thinks an engine problem was to blame, but no official cause has not been determined yet.


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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A Texas teenager has a forever home in time for the holidays after being adopted by his former teacher.

“I really couldn’t sleep last night,” Anthony Berry, 16, told reporters last week after being adopted by Bennie Berry, who became a first-time mom.

“I told mom, I was like, ‘I don’t think I’m going to be able to sleep,'" he said. "She was like, ‘I don’t think I am either.’”

Anthony of Beaumont first met Berry last November when she was his English teacher. By January, Anthony asked her to adopt him.

“How many kids my age get adopted nowadays?” said Anthony, who had been in foster care since the age of 9.

He did not think he ever wanted to be adopted, until he met Berry.

Anthony asked his now mom to adopt him by asking her to look at a website. Berry told him to finish his work first.

"Finish your assignment and then you can show me the website,” she recalled telling Anthony. “Then later I found out that it was really an option to adopt him, so we pushed forward.”

Berry described her son as an “ideal” and “model” student.

“I have a son. I’m more than elated,” she said. “I have a son for the rest of my life.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, who died in the line of duty on Sunday, will be remembered as a loving and giving family man, according to a longtime friend.

Martinez, a native of El Paso, had been a border agent since August 2013.

"He would be the type of guy to give the shirt off his back and wouldn't ask for nothing in response," Emory Crawford, a lifelong friend of agent Martinez, told ABC affiliate KVIA Sunday.

Crawford, who said the two were classmates at Irvin High School in El Paso, Texas, described him as caring person who wanted to make a difference in the world.

“All he wanted to do was just help people and help the world and try to make a difference," he said. "I just wish him the best, that he rest in peace, I love him."

 Martinez, 36, died in West Texas while on a patrol on Sunday morning, according to the federal authorities. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection did not provide many details about the incident, but Texas Senator Ted Cruz described it as an “attack.”

“Our condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, who was killed this morning in the line of duty. We are also praying for the full recovery of his partner, who was also attacked,” Cruz said in a statement.

“This is a stark reminder of the ongoing threat that an unsecure border poses to the safety of our communities and those charged with defending them,” he added.

 Meanwhile, Rep. Martha McSally, R-AZ., alleged that the Martinez had been "murdered."

"The senseless death of Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, who was murdered along our southwest border in Texas, should be a wakeup call to our country that we must have the resolve to secure our border and protect Americans from deadly threats like these," she said in a statement late Sunday.

Officials said the agents were responding to activity while on patrol near Interstate 10 in the Big Bend Sector, which runs along the U.S.-Mexico border, when Martinez's partner reported that they were injured and in need of assistance.

Responding agents provided immediate medical care, and transported both agents to a local hospital, where Martinez later died, according to the CBP. His partner is in serious condition, according to the agency.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Agent Martinez and his family, and with the agent who was injured,” CBP said in a statement.

Crawford said he got the news of his death while on social media.

"Unfortunately, it was him," Crawford said. "He was such a good guy, it's so unfortunate."

President Donald Trump tweeted his condolences on Sunday evening as he renewed his call to build a border wall.

“Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt,” Trump tweeted. “We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!”

The Border Patrol’s Special Operations Group and agents from CBP’s Air and Marine Operations are searching the area for potential suspects or witnesses, according to the CBP.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The storm system that hit hard in the Midwest and the Northeast over the weekend has moved off the East Coast but behind it remain cold gusty winds and lake effect snow.

On Saturday, five confirmed tornadoes were reported in three states: two in Kentucky, two in Tennessee and one in Indiana.

Overall, 111 damaging storms were reported in 10 states from Mississippi to Ohio, including damage in central Indiana with straight line winds up to 85 mph.

As the storm moved east, strong gusty winds up to 58 mph produced damage from New Jersey to Massachusetts

Now the storm has moved offshore, gusty winds and wind chills in the teens and 20s remain.

In addition, a lake effect snow warning continues this morning for western New York state where some areas near Syracuse could see more than a half-a-foot of snow. Slippery conditions are possible on I-90 from Syracuse to Buffalo, NY and Erie, PA.

Several storms brewing out West

If you are traveling to the Pacific Northwest, several storm systems will move through the area bringing a threat for flooding on I-5 from Redding, CA to Seattle, WA and heavy snow to the mountains from the northern Sierra to the Cascades.

The first storm is already bringing rain this morning from the San Francisco Bay area to Seattle.

The second storm will move into the Pacific Northwest Tuesday late morning into the afternoon, with mostly rain even for the mountain passes. With recent heavy snow in the mountains, storm drains are plugged with snow, so the rain on top of the snow could cause flooding.

Some areas could see more than a half-a-foot of rain in the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state and nearly 4 inches of rain in northern California and southern Oregon.

Thanksgiving travel outlook

If you are traveling on Wednesday, the busiest travel day of the year, there will be a few trouble spots around the country.

A coastal low pressure could graze the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C. to Boston with some rain and gusty winds. Inland Northeast on I-90 and I-80 could see more snow and icy road conditions.

There will be some wet roads in central and northern Florida on I-75 and I-90.

And in the Pacific Northwest and northern Rockies, we will see wet conditions on I-5, I-90 and I-84.

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Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Debra Tate, sister of slain actress Sharon Tate, said she wasn't relieved on Sunday when she heard that Charles Manson, the notorious cult leader and convicted murderer responsible for her sister's death, had died in prison.

"People are saying that this should be some kind of relief, but oddly enough it really isn’t," Tate said in a phone interview. "While Charlie may be gone, it’s the ones that are still alive that perpetrate everything and it was up to their imaginations for what brutal things were going to be done. In an odd way I see them as much more dangerous individuals."

Manson was deemed responsible for a heinous rampage in 1969 that began at the actress’ California home.

Sharon Tate, who was pregnant at the time, hairstylist Jay Sebring, heiress Abigail Folger, writer Wojciech Frykowski and teenager Steven Parent, were fatally stabbed on Aug. 9, 1969 under the Manson’s command.

Prosecutors said he handed out knives and ordered his obedient followers to kill high-profile people in a bid to start a race war.

Manson, who was 83, spent more than 40 years in prison for his role in the killings, while Leslie Van Houten -- the youngest member of Manson’s so-called family -- was granted parole in September. California Gov. Jerry Brown will decide whether to approve or deny Van Houten's parole. Brown rejected Van Houten's parole last year. Other Manson followers have also been denied parole.

“Right now we have one Manson family member on deck who has been granted a parole date ... and it’s important for people to know that these are individuals that are still brutal monsters capable of committing heinous crimes,” Debra Tate said. “Although I’ve forgiven, I have not forgotten, and I feel it’s very important that they stay exactly where they are until they die.”

“And in that way Charlie was the least of my worries. And I actually pray for his soul,” she added.

Vincent Bugliosi, the attorney who prosecuted Charles Manson, said he wants Manson’s victims to be ‘remembered and mourned on the occasion of his death,” according to a statement released by the Los Angeles Association of Deputy District Attorneys.

"Manson was an evil, sophisticated con man with twisted and warped moral values," the statement quoted Bugliosi. "Today, Manson's victims are the ones who should be remembered and mourned on the occasion of his death."

Manson "died of natural causes at 8:13 p.m. on Sunday," at the Kern County hospital, according to the California Department of Corrections.

He had been housed in the Protective Housing Unit at California State Prison-Corcoran since 1989.

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John Malmin/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Notorious murderer and cult leader Charles Manson died at 83 of natural causes on Sunday evening, according to prison officials in California.

Manson shocked the world with a series of brutal murders and his face became a symbol of evil for many as he displayed seemingly no remorse and made dark, menacing statements.

He was deemed responsible for a two-day murderous rampage through southern California in August 1969 that left seven people dead.

Pregnant actress Sharon Tate, hairstylist Jay Sebring, heiress Abigail Folger, writer Wojciech Frykowski and teenager Steven Parent, were killed at Tate's rental home on Aug. 9.

The five were murdered in the California home Tate rented with her husband, Hollywood director Roman Polanski, in the secluded neighborhood of Benedict Canyon.

The next day, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were killed at their home.

While Manson didn't commit the killings himself, he commanded others to do so.

Prosecutors said he handed out knives and told his followers to commit savage murders of high-profile people around Los Angeles in a bid to start a race war. All seven victims were brutally stabbed.

The Los Angeles Association of Deputy District Attorneys released a statement quoting Vincent Bugliosi, the attorney who prosecuted Charles Manson.

"Manson was an evil, sophisticated con man with twisted and warped moral values," the statement quoted Bugliosi. "Today, Manson's victims are the ones who should be remembered and mourned on the occasion of his death," the statement concludes.

Manson's followers recounted the gory details of the stabbings "with a certain amount of glee" after the August 1969 murders, Diane Lake, a teenager who was in love with Manson at the time, told ABC News.

Manson's apparent lack of remorse for the horrific murders added to the public outrage. He declared "I don't have any guilt," to the press ahead of his trial.

Manson and three of his followers were convicted in 1971 and sentenced to death, but the death sentences were commuted to life sentences when a California Supreme Court ruling abolished capital punishment in 1972.

Manson was later convicted of two additional murders and spent nearly five decades behind bars since his 1971 conviction. He was housed in a protective unit at a California state prison in Corcoran prior to his death on Sunday. He died in a Kern County hospital.

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