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‘Manson Gives Communes Bad Name’

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Jul. 26 — Charles Manson has given communes a bad name, says a doctor who has studied the commune movement in California. Dr. David E. Smith says the trend toward group living was thriving until the bizarre life

Jury Members Selected for Another Manson Trial

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 25 — A jury of eight men and four women has been selected to try condemned killer Charles Manson for the Hinman-Shea murders. Selection began immediately for four alternate jurors in case one of the first 12

Widow of Manson Case Figure Trial Witness

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 22 — The widow of stuntman Donald (Shorty) Shea testified yesterday he would not have disappeared voluntarily at the time of his alleged decapitation murder in August, 1969. Magdalene Shea, 27, was the leadoff witness for the

Blame Manson Racial Hatred

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 21 — Prosecutors contend Charles Manson sanctioned the decapitation of a Hollywood stuntman because the white man married a black woman. “Manson hated Negroes,” Dep. Dist Atty. Burton Katz told jurors Tuesday. “He believed they are inferior

Sharon Tate Trial Writer Held in Contempt of Court

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 20 — Former Herald-Examiner reporter William Farr yesterday was found in contempt of court for refusing to answer questions on the specific source of an article he wrote during the Tate-Labianca murder trial. In the article, published

Manson Refuses to Give Direct Reply

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 16 — Charles Manson refused to give a straight answer Thursday when the judge at his trial for two additional murders asked the cult leader if he still wanted to enter a guilty plea. Manson interrupted jury

Plea Shift By Manson To Innocent

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 15 — Charles Manson, who said Wednesday he wanted to plead guilty to two murders and added “I’ll admit I chopped his head off,” indicated today he’s changed his mind. “As tired as I was I was

Prosecutor In Manson Trial Given Plaque

Los Angeles County Supervisor Ernest E. Debs (left) and District Attorney Joseph Busch Jr. (right) present Deputy District Attorney Vincent T. Bugliosi with a plaque for his prosecution in the Manson case. LOS ANGELES, Jul. 11 — Dep. Dist. Atty.

Attempt is Made on Life of Tate-LaBianca Witness

Ronnie Howard, a witness in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial, examines bullet hole in the wall of her Hollywood apartment yesterday. LOS ANGELES, Jul. 11 — A key prosecution witness in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial was the target of sniper gunfire

‘Tex’ Watson Murder Case Trial Delayed

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 9 — The trial of Charles “Tex” Watson, the fifth defendant in the Tate-LaBianca murder case, has been postponed until Aug. 2, it was learned yesterday. The trial had been scheduled for July 19. In another development,

‘Manson Family’ Children Reunited With Mother

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 8 — The four “Manson family children,” trained to hide in holes to prepare for the revolution, were back with their mother today, but it will be up to child welfare authorities in Northern California to decide

5 Children Abandoned In Desert

Newsman looks into a tunnel at the end of a chicken coop where sheriff deputies found five children living. The five children are believed to be the children of Dennis Rice, former member of the Charles Manson “family”, hippie cult

Manson ‘Juror’ Excused

Charles Manson models his new outfit. Silver swastikas rampant on a field of black. LOS ANGELES, Jun. 24 — A prospective juror in the second murder trial of Charles Manson was excused Wednesday when he traded verbal insults with the

Manson Girls Begin Protest ‘Walk’ On Knees

Five members of hippie-cult leader Charles Manson’s so-called family start a five-day trek from Hollywood’s Sunset Strip to the Hall of Justice in the Civic Center. The ten mile walk will be made on their knees “in witness to the

Manson Throws Button at Jurist

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 23 — Charles Manson irked when a judge accused him of making faces in court, ripped a button from his cuff Tuesday and tossed it at the jurist. The missile bounced harmlessly off the head of the

Bruce Davis Wins Stay in Shea-Hinman Death Trial

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 17 — The State Supreme Court yesterday stayed the prosecution of Bruce Davis for the Shea-Hinman murders. The stay does not affect proceedings against Davis’ co-defendants, Charles Manson 36, and Stephen Grogan, 20. However, Superior Court Judge

Manson, Prosecutor Have 90-Minute Private ‘Chat’

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 17 — The two principal courtroom antagonists in the Tate-LaBianca trial — Charles Manson and chief prosecutor Vincent T. Bugliosi — got together at the Hall of Justice for a quiet, 90-minute chat Monday. The story about

‘Tex’ Watson, Honor Student, Athlete: Accused Mass Killer’s Profile

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 13 — He was an honor student. He was an athlete whose high school record is still unbroken in the State of Texas. He was a scion of a pioneer ranching family. He was handsome; he was

Second Manson Trial: All Miniature

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 10 — The second murder trial of Charles Manson is all miniature in almost every way. The defendant, already under seven death sentences, is phyiscally shrunken. The courtroom is half the size of the one at the

Subpoena Attorneys Over Possible ‘Gag’ Violation

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 4 — Newsman William Farr admitted in court yesterday that “one or more attorneys” in the Tate-LaBianca trial were his sources of information for a controversial story which reported that the Manson family had planned to kill