Category Archives: Archived News

12 Jurors Seated For Watson Trial

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 — After six days of questioning, prosecution and defense attorneys have settled on a jury of six men and six women to try Charles “Tex” Watson in the killings two years ago of actress Sharon Tate

Crude Knife Found Outside Manson Cell

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 10 — A knife, fashioned from metal spoon, was found last week outside Charles Manson’s maximum security cell at the Hall of Justice jail, a bailiff told a Superior Court judge Monday. The disclosure was made after

Travel Topics: Death Valley

STOVEPIPE WELLS, Calif., Aug. 8 — People come here on purpose in August, about 20,000 of them. Death Valley at midsummer is a cultivated taste. It is hard to see the grandeur for the heat ripples in the air. One

Cult Member Identified as Key Witness

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 — The prosecution on Friday revealed the identity of a key witness in the second murder trial of condemned killer Charles Manson. Dep. Dist. Atty. Anthony C. Manzella told Superior Judge Raymond Choate the witness is

Judge Ousts Manson After 3 Outbursts

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 — Charles Manson was ousted from his second murder trial again yesterday shortly after he looked at a mannequin of one of his alleged victims and remarked, “Now we’ve got two judges.” Manson 36, is on

Manson Pal’s Jury Hears of Cries

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 6 — A jury was assured yesterday that the screams heard by Miss Barbara Hoyt came from the missing Donald J. “Shorty” Shea, the cowboy actor for whose murder Steve Grogan, 20, a Charles Manson followers on

Witness Tells of Hearing Shea’s Screams in Night

Barbara Hoyt, witness in the Steve Grogan case, hides her face from the cameras yesterday. She is appearing as a prosecution witness. Steve Grogan was 23 years old when he was arrested in connection with the LaBianca murders. He was

Barefoot Manson On Trial

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 — A barefooted Charles Manson appeared unconcerned in court Tuesday as the prosecution set out to prove his participation in two more slayings. Los Angeles County Dep. Dist. Atty. Anthony C. Manzella Jr., in an opening

Prosecution Claims Motive In Manson Murder Trial

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 — Charles Manson thought Donald “Shorty” Shea was responsible for his trouble with the law and that was the motive for the movie stuntman’s alleged murder, the prosecution claimed yesterday. Dep. Dist. Atty. Anthony C. Manzella.

County Questions Rule On Reporter Contempt

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 — The Board of Supervisors today decided to ask state Atty. Gen. Evelle J. Younger for an independent opinion on whether a news reporter should be forced to reveal his sources of information after leaving his

Charles Watson Goes to Trial in Tate Deaths

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 — The second Tate-LaBianca trial began yesterday with Charles “Tex” Watson the lone defendant and the state ready to call members of Hollywood’s younger sat to testify Watson had been a guest at the actress’ home.

Order Manson, Followers to Pay $500,000 in Death

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 30 — A federal judge yesterday ordered Charles Manson and four others to pay a total of $500,000 in damages over the death of Voityck Frykowski, one of the victims in the Tate-LaBianca murders. U.S. District Court

‘Silent’ Newsman Ordered to Jail

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 29 — Former Herald-Examiner reporter William Farr Wednesday was ordered in Los Angeles to jail until he tells a judge the specific source of information for a news story he wrote alleging the Manson “family” planned to

Trial Slated to Start Today In $2,000,000 Murder Suit

Family of Manson murder victim, Voityck Frykowski, outside of court Tuesday. (Left to right ) Mother Teo Fila Frykowski, brother George, and son Bartek, 12. LOS ANGELES, Jul. 29 — The trial of a $2,000,000 wrongful death suit brought against

Investigators Connect Blaze in Glendale Gun Shop to Shea, Hinman Murder Trial

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 27 — The investigation into a fire at a Glendale gun shop took a new turn yesterday when it was disclosed that the place figured in a murder case involving Charles Manson and his followers. A man

‘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