The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Hinman Files

Monday, October 7th, 2013

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First Homicide Report – 07/31/69
Residence Photographed – 08/04/69
Classification Change – 08/06/69
Bobby Beausoleil Arrest Report – 08/06/69
One Arrest Made – 08/07/69
Complaint Issued – 08/07/69
Palm Print Lifted – 08/08/69
Preliminary Hearing Set – 08/09/69
Additional Suspect Arrested – 10/13/69
Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme Arrested – 10/17/69
Arraignment Date Set
Danny DeCarlo Statement – 11/19/69
Progress Report – 12/4/69
Stephanie Schram Statement – 12/4/69
Mary Brunner Interviewed
Mary Brunner Statement – 12/4/69
Investigation Made – 12/08/69
Louis Puttek Interview – 01/20/70
Firearms Identification – 01/27/70
One Arrest – 01/29/70
Vehicle Impounded – 02/20/70
Sword Examination – 03/09/70
Gun Recovered – 03/17/70
Alan Springer Interviewed – 03/20/70
Brunner Warrant Issued – 04/06/70
Mary Brunner Statement – 04/06/70
Rosanne Walker Interviewed – 04/10/70
Grand Jury Indictments – 04/19/70
Defendant Sentenced – 04/21/70
Defts. #2 and #3 Appear for Trial Setting – 04/22/70
Defendants Arraigned – 04/29/70
Evidence Held – 05/06/70
New Sentencing Date Set – 05/12/70
Ella Jo Bailey Interviewed – 05/18/70
Mary Brunner Affidavit – 05/21/70
Defendant #1 Formally Sentenced – 06/15/70
Beausoleil Formally Sentenced – 06/15/70
Grand Jury Hearing Held – 06/17/70
Ronnie Howard Interviewed – 10/19/70
Bruce Davis Arrested – 12/19/70
Manson Family Activities – 9/16/71

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Oct. 7 – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Homicide Bureau, Gary Hinman investigatory files. A retrospective of Hinman investigation as seen through never before released homicide, arrest, laboratory, investigation and progress reports, witness interview transcripts, and interoffice correspondences.


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16 Responses to The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Hinman Files

  1. Silentseason says:

    Should be interesting. Thanks in advance.

  2. Gary says:

    Been waiting years to see this, thanks!

  3. cjh714 says:

    will 33O1 be included?

  4. cjh714 says:

    i totally understand. keep up the good work

  5. Boo says:

    A little more info After so many years

  6. Owen Cash says:

    Can’t wait to see the Hinman files!!! Just one more day! 🙂

  7. Warren Peace says:

    Awesome job!! Thank you very much for all your work!

  8. xfirehurricane says:

    Mary Brunner got a sweetheart deal aright…..her statement is chillingly matter of fact…..and she certainly was a most and willing partner in poor Gary’s MURDER and TORTURE….she ….imho…should be banged up with the REST of the Maniacs and the Key thrown away.

    • Lizzie Borden says:

      Not sure if she should be locked up with the key thrown away, but she did seem to get off scot-free while having a good deal of complicity in the crime, only for it to be determined that her testimony was not essential anyway. Holding a pillow over the guy’s head, rifling his pockets, cleaning up evidence–what did Atkins do that she didn’t do? Or for that matter Bruce Davis, who is still serving time for this murder (remind me what he did again?) Criminal justice works in strange ways.

  9. Jnunyaz says:

    Thanks for posting this Cielo!! I read thru everyone of the reports and learned quite a few things, Thank you Thank you.

  10. Lizzie Borden says:

    Where is Hinman’s autopsy report?

  11. linda drye says:

    Where are the 48 pictures taken of Hinman’s home? Thanks for the great info.

  12. cielodrive.com says:

    We have them, just haven’t posted them online

  13. Peter says:

    I’ve been reading and listening to a lot of the records you’ve posted. It’s truly a fascinating case – the family, the murders, the investigation, the trial and the post trial developments. I can’t even imagine what the police must have thought when Brooks Poston walked into the Inyo County police station on October 3, 1969 and they tape started recording.

    But after reading and listing to all these materials I have three questions I just can’t figure out.

    1. Who wrotein blood on Gary Hinman’s wall? Some say Bobby and either Susan or Mary did and then Charlie and another girl returned a week later to try and clean it off. But in Bobby’s most recent parole hearing, it sounds like it wasn’t done when Bobby was there, but at a later date. Isn’t it possible that it was added after Bobby was arrested as part of plan to get him out of jail by committing copycate murders?

    2. Why isn’t Beausoleil granted parole. He had no criminal record, was 22, participated in one crime – that appears to be a garden variety argument over drugs that spun out of his control when Charlie came in and pushed everything past the point of return by cutting people up with his sword. Beausoleil has skills and a family on the outside and has been a model prisoner. And was in jail before the real wanton killing started. But they give Van Houten parole? What’s up with that?

    3. Did Charlie really believe in Healter Skelter? Manson appears to be a manipulator, but he doesn’t seem crazy and you would really have to be crazy to sincerely believe all that center of the earth, fifty years of hiding, “shit’s coming down fast,” bullshit. But it seems from the various testimony that this is all that was talked about throughout 1969, so if it’s a con it’s a pretty elaborate one. I believe that some of the family members believed it, but I just have a hard time accepting that Charlie really believed it. It seems like a useful tool for keeping family members isolated and in a constant state of fear so that they wouldn’t leave.

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