Candy Stevens is perhaps one of those whose History will keep resurfacing, she was a prostitute and the wife of the notorious serial killer and criminal Charles Manson.
Charles Manson was best known as a cult leader as well as a serial killer in the mid-1960s. he was the leader of the Manson family.
She came to the limelight due to her role in Charles Manson’s life. unlike most men who are protective of their wives, Charles Manson did not mind his wife being a prostitute as long as he is in charge of all the money she gets.
Candy Stevens’ Profile
Name: Leona Rae Stevens
Date of birth: Not available
Place of birth: U.S.A.
Spouse: Charles Manson ( 1959-1963)
Here are Ten Interesting Things About Candy Stevens.
1. Candy Stevens’ early life and background
Candy Stevens’ the ex-wife of Charles Manson a notorious criminal and serial killer. Her real name is Leona Rae Stevens but little or no record of her date of birth and earlier life is known.
2. Her husband used her to make money from prostitution
Candy Stevens was a prostitute and at some point was used by her husband Charles Manson to generate money for him from the prostitution.
They later got married after he left prison. The marriage weathered a lot of storms but did not prevail.
3. Her husband’s criminal ways did not change after they married
Since candy could not provide enough money for Charles Mason from her prostitution he reverted back to his old criminal behavior.
4. Candy Stevens married Charles Manson in other not to testify against him
It is alleged that Manson convinced Candy Stevens to marry him out of necessity to avoid her testifying against him and not out of love. She was never bothered with prostituting herself for her husband and even lying but later necessities would severe that tie.
5. Her husband has been married before
Prior to marrying Candy Stevens in 1959, he was married to Rosalie Jean Willis. One year after his divorce from his first wife, he and Candy Stevens got married. In both marriages, the women filed for divorce. He went on to found a cult group ‘the Manson Family’ that created mayhem and was notorious for the number of murders they committed as being led by Manson
6. Stevens lied in court to keep her husband out of prison
In 1959, she lied on his behalf in court as to being pregnant for Manson to keep him out of prison but helped to lock him up a year later. While then the judge acquiesced and reduced Manson’s 10 years sentence to five-year parole to give him another chance at a clean slate, these days who does that?
7. She later testified against Charles Manson
Candy Stevens was a material witness against her husband to have her own charges expunged. As a manipulative and vindictive individual, Manson had used both his first wife Rosalie Jean Williams and later, Candy Stevens to thwart serving time on the basis of their being pregnant. Later on, this method failed as he took Candy Stevens and another of his girls across state lines to New Mexico in a stolen triumph convertible. When Candy got involved she testified against him to have her charges dropped.
8. Candy Steve had a child for Manson
He stayed married to Charles Manson for five years and had a son, Charles Luther Manson with him. Upon her last prison visit to him, she later got divorced and never maintained contact.
9. She divorced Manson while he was still in prison
She got divorced from him on April 10th, 1963, almost a decade before his role in the Tate-Labianca murders. This is a positive for her as she left his life before he complicated her life further.
10. Candy Stevens went low key after her divorce
Charles Manson moved on with 26-year-old Afton Ellaine Burton nicknamed ‘Star’ by him. She had maintained correspondence with him since she was 15 and gained notoriety after Associated Press leaked the news of their obtaining of marriage license.
While ‘Star’ wanted to get married to Manson so as to display his corpse in a glass for profit upon his demise, Manson never married her. In 2017, Manson died of ‘natural causes’ while still serving his sentence.
Her life at present is not known as she disappeared from the public radar after her divorce from Charles Manson.