Category Archives: Archived News

Cult’s Leader Held Under Maximum Security

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 – Charles Manson, leader of the hippie cult charged with the murder of actress Sharon Tate and six other persons, is being held under maximum security precautions in an isolated cell pending trial, it was disclosed

Susan Atkins’ Story of 2 Nights of Murder

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 – One day a little man came in with a guitar and started singing for a group of us in that place where we were living, in Haight-Asbury in San Francisco. Even before I saw him,

Trial Of Tate Killers Opens In Sixty Days

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 – Dist. Atty. Evelle J. Younger says he has decided against challenging a court restriction on pretrial statements in the Tate-LaBianca slayings, even though he believes it may permit unfounded rumors to go unanswered. Younger’s decision

Texas Judge Uses Legal Whip On Manson Cultist’s Lawyers

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 – District Judge David Brown Friday sentenced two Los Angeles lawyers to 72 hours in jail and fined them $100 each for trying to make a “press spectacular” out of the case of Charles D. Watson,

San Jose Girl Tells Of Bloody Murders In Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 – On the evening of Aug. 8 of this year there were two parties underway 20 miles apart in the mountains northwest of Los Angeles. One was made up of at society calls “swingers” and the

Scientologists Deny Murder Link

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 – The Church of Scientology said Friday a “vicious and well organized rumor campaign” has sought to link it with the Sharon Tate murders. It offered a $30,000 reward for information bringing conviction of those responsible

‘Sadie and Mary’ Hunt Unlocked Tate Case

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 – A retrial date has been set for Feb.16 for a handsome young transient accused of a murder which has been linked to the Tate-LaBianca killings. Robert E. Beausoleil, 21, is one of two persons charged

Manson Delays Plea For Murder Charges

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 – A tiny bearded man with shoulder length hair, clad in filthy fringed buckskin outfit and moccasins was formally charged Thursday with the murder of actress Sharon Tate and six other persons. Charles M. Manson, 35,

Speedy Trial Sought in Tate Murder

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 – The shaggy, leather-clad chieftain of a band of young cultists who, with five followers, is charged with murder-conspiracy in the killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others, stood slouched with arms crossed Thursday at

The Demon In Death Valley

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 – That man has wronged me. Society has wronged me. We’ll kill whatever pigs are in that house. Go in there and get them.” With those raging orders from their Rasputin-like leader, a band of hippies,

Manson Once Was Student In Kanawha

CHARLESTON, W.V., Dec. 12 – Charles Manson. the bearded leader of the Hippie group involved in the murder of Sharon Tate, was once a student in Kanawha County schools. Records of Manson’s being in Charleston go back to World War

‘Susan Was a Good Kid’; Then Came Sadie Glutz

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 – She called herself Sadie Glutz. It was a name Charles Manson gave her, an outsider’s little joke on the establishment world. “Tell them your name is Sadie Glutz,” he told her. And she did. But

Resume Hunt for Body at Spahn Ranch

CHATSWORTH, Dec. 12 – Detective Lt. Oliver Taylor of the Sheriff’s Homicide squad returned yesterday with 10 deputies to continue the search of the Chatsworth area ranch which once was the base for hippie cult leader Charles Manson’s hate-oriented band.

Bored Cult Leader Charles Manson Arraigned in LA Murder Orgy

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 – Charles Milles Manson, 35-year-old leader of a hate-oriented cult of wanderers, was arraigned yesterday for the murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others. The formal charges were read to the long – haired, bearded

Same Tate Murder Knives Believed Used in Girl Case

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 – The teen-age daughter of screenwriter Hans Habe may have been slashed to death by the same knives that killed actress Sharon Tate and six others, it had been learned today. The stabbing death of 17-year-old

Fountain Cultists Fear Manson Group

CHATSWORTH, Dec. 11 – The bizarre Tate-LaBianca-Hinman murder cases took another macabre twist when it was revealed today that members of the accused “Manson Family” frequented and sometimes took refuge in a religious cult retreat with a violence scarred past.

Hippie Cult’s Ranch Combed For Cowboy’s Body

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 – Twenty-five sheriff’s deputies today combed the former ranch home of a hippie cult implicated in the seven Tate-LaBianca slayings for the body of a cowboy who disappeared while the nomadic group lived there. White deputies

Single Trial Planned In Tate Murder Case

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 – Prosecutors say they will seek a single trial for the bearded leader and five members of a nomadic clan charged with murder and conspiracy in the killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others. They

Film Stunt Man Feared Beheaded by Cultists

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 – Detectives late Wednesday began a methodical search of the Spahn ranch near Chatsworth — home of the nomadic hippie cult accused in the massacre murders of seven persons — for the body of a ranch

Woman Linked To 2 Slayings Is Not Iowan

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 – Los Angeles authorities say a woman indicted in two murders along with five persons charged in the Sharon Tate slayings apparently lied when she identified herself is being from Iowa. Police said a Woman they