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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 […]

Ex-Manson Aides Held Sane; Face Sentencing

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 2 – Four members of the clan that once followed Charles Manson have been ruled sane and will be subject to prison sentences. A jury made the decision in the sanity phase of a trial for Kenneth […]

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 […]

Chained, Barefoot Manson In L.A. Court

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 – Chains clanking on the floor behind him, mass murderer Charles Manson shuffled barefoot into Los Angeles Superior Court Monday in an attempt to save four members of his family from prison. But what the prison-pale […]

No ‘Family’ Exists, Media Created It Manson Testifies

AFTER TESTIMONY – Charles Manson leaving courtroom where he appeared as a witness in behalf of Catherine (Gypsy) Share. Manson, wearing his hair cut short, is manacled hand and foot. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 – Charles Manson testified Monday that […]

‘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 […]

Jurors Deliberating Fate of Four Manson Cultists

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 – The jury in the trial of four Manson cultists charged with armed robbery did not reach a verdict during its first day of deliberations yesterday. The panel of seven women and five men will resume […]

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 […]

The Manson Girls – Grisly Epilogue

STOCKTON, Calif., Nov. 19 — It is more than a year since he was sent to jail for life — the little man whose name has become a synonym for evil — Charles Manson. His loyal women followers, the ragged […]

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 […]

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 […]