Category Archives: Archived News

Orgies of Death

WITNESS TO EVIL: by George Bishop 431 pg., Toronto Copp Clark, $8.95 About the only thing Witness to Evil has going for it is speed…the speed with which it was published following the verdict in the Tate-LaBianca killings — the

Manson Clan Dismissal Plea Denied

LOS ANGELES, May. 18 — A judge has denied a defense motion that murder indictments against Charles Manson and three others be dismissed because people with hippie-type life styles like Manson are excluded from county grand juries. Manson, 36, and

Secrecy of Witness Considered

LOS ANGELES, May. 16 — A request by the prosecution to keep secret the identity of a key witness in the Shea-Hinman murder trial has been taken under submission by a Superior Court judge. Judge Raymond Choate is expected to

Manson Ousted From Court After Shouting At A Witness

LOS ANGELES, May. 15 — Charles Manson, condemned to death for the Tate-LaBianca murders and soon to go on trial for two more slayings, was ousted from a courtroom Friday after yelling at a witness. Mansnn and three co-defendants were

Supreme Right of Public

LOS ANGELES, May. 13 — Judge Charles Older faced considerable difficulties at the Manson trial, most of them caused by the defendants. Charles Manson and his girls were rude, noisy and belligerent. At one point, Manson vaulted over the counsel

Death Row Active With Appeals

SAN QUENTIN, May. 12 — The sound of pounding typewriters echoes through San Quentin’s death row as inmates start preparing new appeals, hoping to keep alive following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling supporting the death penalty. Nearly all the 93

Bugliosi Defends Courtroom System

VENTURA, Calif., May. 12 — “No type of court reform, in my opinion, could have prevented outbursts in the Charles Manson murder trial which a defense attorney and many spectators called a ‘circus,’” prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi told the Ventura County

Watson Pleads Innocence, Insanity in Tate Murders

LOS ANGELES, May. 11 — Charles (Tex) Watson yesterday pleaded innocent and innocent by reason of insanity to charges of murder and conspiracy in the Tate-LaBianca slayings. Superior Court Judge Malcolm M. Lucas set July 19 for trial. The judge

Manson Lawyers Issue ‘Sensationalism’ Charge

LOS ANGELES, May. 5 — Two defense attorneys in the Hinman-Shea murder case yesterday accused the prosecution of “sensationalism” by not divulging the identity of a key witness. The charges were made to newsmen by Irving A. Kanarek, representing condemned

Get Jail For Trying To Take LSD To Manson

LOS ANGELES, May. 2 — A young woman who allegedly tried to smuggle LSD to condemned murdered Charles Manson has been sentenced to a 60-day jail term. Superior Court Judge George M. Dell sentenced 19-year-old Nancy Pitman, also known as

Ask Manson Trial Move, Hit Publicity

LOS ANGELES, Apr. 29 — Thousands of newspaper clippings were submitted to court yesterday in a defense change of venue motion for Charles Manson and three others accused in the Shea-Hinman murders. The clippings, from newspapers all over the state,

Manson May Get Rough Treatment

LOS ANGELES, Apr. 28 — Inmates at San Quentin’s Death Row know that condemned killer Charles Manson is moving in soon and, says one prisoner, they may give him a rough time. “Due to the publicity he has received, some

Manson Girls Arrive At Prison Near Corona

Patricia Krenwinkel, left, and Leslie Van Houten, convicted in the Tate murders, are taken from women’s jail in Los Angeles to Frontera prison. FRONTERA, Calif., Apr. 28 — Two of the three women convicted and sentenced to death with Charles

Cult Chief, Three Followers Act Calmly

LOS ANGELES, Apr. 27 — Charles Manson and his three co-defendants in the Hinman-Shea murder case were models of decorum yesterday as defense attorneys argued for dismissal of charges. Neither Manson 36, Susan Atkins 22, Bruce Davis 27 or Steven

Manson Trial in Two Other Deaths Declared Waste of Money

LOS ANGELES, Apr. 24 — The high cost of another trial will not deter his office from prosecuting condemned slayers Charles Manson and Susan Atkins for two more murders, Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Joseph P. Busch Jr. said yesterday.

Manson On Way Back To L.A. Trial

SAN QUENTIN, Calif., Apr. 23 — Charles Manson, cult leader condemned to die for the murder of Sharon Tate and six others, was removed from his Death Row cell today and returned to Los Angeles to face trial on two

Manson Screams Himself Out Of Court

LOS ANGELES, Apr. 22 — Rebuffed in a request to represent himself, Charles Manson screamed for 5 or 10 seconds yesterday to show Superior Judge Raymond Choate he has a voice. Manson’s loud “Ahhhhhhhh” startled the courtroom like an unexpected

Sharon Tate Body Photo Missing from Court Files

LOS ANGELES, Apr. 22 — A photograph showing the body of actress Sharon Tate is missing from the Superior Court files containing evidence in the Tate-LaBianca murder case, it had been disclosed today. Representatives of the district attorney’s office said

Manson and Girls Doomed; Lawyer Says It’s For Real

HEADS SHAVEN like their leader, Charles Manson, his three doomed woman followers march through a corridor outside the courtroom where they were sentenced to death. From left, Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel, Susan Atkins LOS ANGELES, Apr. 20 — A

4 Sentenced in Tate Case

LOS ANGELES, Apr. 16 — Four members of Charles Manson’s clan have been sentenced to 90 days in jail for trying to keep a witness from testifying in Sharon Tate murder trial by giving her a hamburger laced with LSD.