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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 […]

Manson’s Associate Sentenced

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 30 – Charles Lovett, a member of the clan of Charles Manson, yesterday was sentenced to prison for 10 years to life for his participation in a robbery which ended in a shootout with police in Hawthorne […]

Last of Manson ‘Family’ Given Life in Prison

LOS ANGELES, Apr. 18 — Bruce McGregor Davis, 28-year-old member of the Charles Manson “family,” Monday was sentenced to life in prison for the murders of Malibu musician Gary Hinman and Chatsworth ranch hand Donald (Shorty) Shea. The formal sentencing […]

Follower of Manson Guilty of Murders

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 15 — Bruce McGregor Davis, 28-year-old follower of hippie cult leader Charles Manson, was found guilty Tuesday of murdering Malibu musician Gary Hinman and ranch hand Donald (Shorty) Shea. The guilty verdicts on the two homicide counts […]

Death Charge Dropped for Manson Girl

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 4 — A murder charge against Charles Manson family member Mary Brunner in connection with the death of Malibu musician, Gary Hinman was dismissed Friday by Superior Judge George M. Dell. In announcing his decision to drop […]

Manson Cult Girl Gets Added Term for Aiding Escapee

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 — Sandra Good, 27-year-old follower of hippie cult leader Charles Manson, was sentenced to spend two more months in jail today for her part in helping Kenneth Como flee after his Oct. 20 escape from County […]

Death Penalty Ban Assailed by Reagan; State to Appeal

Feb. 19 — The state Supreme Court’s ruling against the death penalty Friday relit all the old arguments and drew hard statements pro and con from California lawmen, lawyers and elected officials. “I’m deeply disappointed and somewhat shocked by the […]

Manson Girl Convicted of Aiding Escape

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5 — Sandra Good, a strawberry blonde follower of Charles Manson, was found guilty Friday of aiding and abetting the escape of Kenneth Como in his daring predawn flight from the Hall of Justice. The jury, which […]

Susan Atkins Sues Her Lawyers, DA

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 — Convicted killer Susan Atkins, 22, filed a $2 million damage suit today against her two former defense attorneys and Dep. Dist. Atty. Vincent Bugliosi, who successfully prosecuted her and other Manson family members for the […]

Bugliosi’s Next Trial — Winning DA’s Office

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 — Dep. Dist. Atty. Vincent Bugliosi, the Manson family’s relentless prosecutor, is ready to run for district attorney on a platform that will surprise those who remember his grim face during the trial. On all the […]

Judge Sentences Manson Follower to Life in Shea Killing

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24 — Los Angeles Superior Judge James J. Kolts ruled Thursday that Charles Manson follower Steven Grogan should face life in prison instead of the gas chamber for beheading Donald (Shorty) Shea with a machete. In explaining […]