Category Archives: Archived News

Manson Follower Recalls His Life of Crime at Sanity Hearing

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 – Kenneth Como, one of four Charles Manson followers convicted of committing two robberies as part of a plan to free the cult leader from prison, told jurors Tuesday that “all I wanted to do was

Message In A Shampoo Bottle

A cut above: Jay Sebring, who invented a new way of styling men’s hair, with Paul Newman on the “Harper” set in 1965. Fall 2002 – I have interviewed many celebrity hairstylists in my day, but this would be my

Inmate Sets Fire to Charles Manson

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 26 — Multiple killer Charles Manson is expected to live after being severely burned Tuesday when a fellow inmate set him on fire at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville. Manson, convicted in the killings of actress Sharon

Leslie Van Houten: ‘In Touch’ With the Guilt She’ll Always Feel

Dec. 14 – Leslie Van Houten, 31, and looking like a schoolgirl in jeans, plaid shirt, red V-necked sweater, short brown curls and bangs, reached for her pack of cigarettes, lit up and grinned: “I keep telling myself, ‘When this

Fromme Vilified Ford, Friends Say

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 6 — Lynette Fromme watched President Ford on television the night before her assassination attempt and talked with two friends about Mr. Ford being a “dummy, an empty head,” her roommates said Friday. Sandra Good, 31, a member

Suit Filed by Manson Girl Against Lawyer Dismissed

May 3 – A $2,000,000 malpractice and fraud suit brought by convicted murderess Susan Atkins against two attorneys who once represented her and against former Dep. Dist. Atty Vincent T. Bugliosi has been dismissed. Superior Court Judge Rodney Potter granted

Manson Life-Style Changes After Move From Death Row

FOLSOM, Mar. 5 — The lifestyle of convicted killer Charles Manson has been sharply altered since he was moved off San Quentin’s Death Row and out of the shadow of the state’s gas chamber. For one thing, he has dropped

‘You Better Pray I Never Get Out,’ Manson Friend Tells Sanity Trial

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 – “You had better pray I never get out,” convicted murderer Bobby (Cupid) Beausoleil told a jammed courtroom Friday at a sanity hearing for four other members of the Charles Manson “family.” The 25-year-old Beausoleil was

4 Manson Followers Convicted in Hawthorne Robbery-Shootout

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22 – Four followers of hippie cult leader Charles Manson were found guilty Wednesday of committing a Hawthorne surplus store robbery which led to a shootout with police. The seven-women, five-man jury deliberated four days before returning

Manson, 10 Followers Won’t Testify at Trial

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 – Charles Manson and 10 other convicted murderers will not testify in the robbery trial of four of his followers as had been expected. The defense rested Friday without the appearance of Manson and the others

Two Jurors in Manson Family Trial Excused

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 – Two jurors in the robbery trial of four Charles Manson followers have been excused after receiving telephoned death threats, it was learned Thursday. In excusing juror Michael Fiores, Superior Judge Arthur Alarcon described those who

Judge Sequesters Jurors in Trial of Manson Followers

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 – The jury in the trial of four Charles Manson followers charged with robbery was sequestered Tuesday after one of the jurors reportedly received a phone call. In addition to sequestering the eight women and four

Manson, 3 Cohorts Will Appear at Trial

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 – Charles Manson and the three female “family” members convicted with him for the Sharon Tate-Leno LaBianca murders are due back in Los Angeles Superior Court this week for the trial of four other followers. Manson

Manson Girl Freed in Murder

VAN NUYS, Feb. 1 – A former Manson family member, jailed since November in connection with a Stockton, Calif., murder and a Granada Hills armed robbery, has been freed and Dep. Dist. Atty. William C. Melcher said that clearing her

Grandparents Hope to Adopt Orphaned Baby

STOCKTON, Calif., Nov. 16 – The grandparents of an orphaned 8-month-old girl, whose parents were shot to death after moving in with a group of ex-convicts and Manson “girls,” told authorities Wednesday they wanted to adopt the infant. “We found

2 Manson Girls Seized in Murder

STOCKTON, Calif., Nov. 13 – Two of Charles Manson’s “girls” and three companions faced murder charges in Stockton today in the killing of a young woman found buried in a basement there. Police tentatively identified the victim as Lauren Chavelle

Former Milkman’s Complaint Adds to DA Race Confusion

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 – A former milkman—appearing at a press conference sponsored by supporters of Dist. Atty. Joseph P. Busch—said Friday that Dep. Dist. Atty. Vincent T. Bugliosi misused the power of his office to harass him for “personal”

Charles Manson Transferred to Folsom

REPRESA, Calif., Oct. 10 — Charles Manson, convicted murderer of Sharon Tate and seven others, was transferred to Folsom State Prison from San Quentin, a prison official said. John Ahern, duty officer at Folsom, said the transfer was part of

Tex Watson Moved To California Men’s Colony

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Oct. 6 — Charles (Tex) Watson, described as mass killer Charles Manson’s chief lieutenant in murder, has been transferred from San Quentin Prison’s Death Row to the California Men’s Colony at San Luis Obispo, prison officials announced.

Manson Moved Off Death Row At San Quentin

SAN QUENTIN, Aug. 30 — Charles Manson, hippie cult leader convicted of the Sharon Tate murders, has been moved out of Death Row to the “adjustment center” at San Quentin State Prison. Officials said Manson was moved Tuesday night to