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Tate Murder Case Charges Prepared

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 – Murder and conspiracy indictments will be sought against “six or more” members of a cult suspected of the Sharon Tate murders, the district attorney’s office said Thursday. Deputy District Attorney Aaron H. Stovitz said he […]

Woman to Tell All in Murder

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 – A young woman, whose attorney pledges she will tell who killed Sharon Tate and six others, testifies before a grand jury today. Prosecutors are seeking to indict the bearded leader of her hippie-style clan for […]

Cellmate Testifies At Tate Case Grand Jury

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 – The girl who turned informer and broke the mystery of the slaying of actress Sharon Tate and at least half a dozen other persons testified today before a grand jury. Susan Atkins, 21, star witness […]

Hippie Commune Ruled By ‘Black Magic’

DESCRIBE LIFE WITH MANSON: Paul Watkins, 19, left, and Brooks Poston, 21, tell newsmen in Shoshone, Calif., recently of life with Charles Miller Manson, some of whose clan members are held in the slayings of actress Sharon Tate and four […]

Sharon Tate’s Father Became a ‘Hippie’ to Hunt Murder Clues

PALOS VERDES, Dec. 4 – For four months actress Sharon Tate’s father masqueraded as a hippie trying to track down leads on the five senseless Benedict Canyon murders. Handsome, youthful appearing Paul J. Tate, 46, grew a moustache and beard […]

Tate Killing Link To Ukiah Murders?

UKIAH, Calif., Dec. 4 – Sheriff Reno Bartolomie has requested the Los Angeles police department to forward photos and fingerprints of suspects in the Sharon Tate slayings to probe the possibility of a link to the 1968 murders south of […]

Texan Charged In Murders May Ask Psychiatric Exam

McKINNEY, Tex., Dec. 4 – Charles D. Watson’s lawyer indicated Wednesday that he will ask psychiatric examination for the bearded former football player, who is charged in one of the California murders at the home of actress Sharon Tate. “I […]

Sharon Tate, Friends Died One By One, Lawyers Say

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 – Despite her pleas to “Let me have my baby,” actress Sharon Tate and four others were killed one by one by members of a nomadic hippie-style band dressed in black for the occasion, two attorneys […]

Hollywood Slayings Suspect Beat Way Oddly From Social Outcast To Hippie Guru

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 – Trouble came looking for Charles Miller Manson the day he was born — out of wedlock to a teen-age mother and a father he never laid eyes on. The place: Cincinnati. The date: Nov. 11, […]

Accused Killers Followed ‘Guru’

Chatsworth, Calif., Dec. 4 – Here in the barren, boulder-strewn Santa Susanna mountains, the accused killers of actress Sharon Tate and at least seven other victims lived a life of indolence, free sex, midnight motorcycle races and blind obedience to […]

Manson Appears In Court, Still Leads ‘Family’

HIPPIE CULT LEADER TAKEN TO COURT – Charles Manson, bearded leader of a hippie band linked to the Sharon Tate murders, is escorted to court today in Independence, Calif., for a preliminary hearing on charges of possessing stolen property. With […]

Tate Murder Suspect Returned To California

CONCORD, N.H., Dec. 3 — Linda D. Kasabian, arraigned here yesterday as a fugitive from justice, was to be returned to California before noon to face charges in connection with the killings of actress Sharon Tate and six other persons […]

They Came to Kill

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 3 — They came to kill Sharon Tate and her friends. No one knows why. Last Aug. 9 sometime near midnight, a mass murder in Benedict Canyon left five persons dead and the motion picture colony in a […]

Prosecutor Won’t Tolerate ‘Gag’ On Slaying Data

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 3 — Dist. Atty. Evelle J. Younger says he won’t tolerate any court ordered “gag rule” on information in the Sharon Tate slayings despite a precedent in the Sirhan B. Sirhan case. Younger said Tuesday he […]

Police Preparing Case Against 7

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 — Police prepared a grand jury case against at least seven persons today in the Sharon Tate slaying, linked by an attorney to a cult of hippies who knew their leader as “God” and “Satan.” A […]

Two From Desert Commune Call Companions Peaceful

INDEPENDENCE, Calif., Dec. 3 — “The main way we all got together so much was to sing. It was a spontaneous feeling. That’s what made everybody so happy, I guess.” Lynn Fromm sat cross-legged on a motel bed as she […]

Nomadic Band Pillaged Way Through California

INDEPENDENCE, Calif., Dec. 3 — The three suspects in the brutal Sharon Tate murders belonged to a nomadic band which lived on the edge of the searing Death Valley and pillaged their way through California, police said Monday. The group […]

5 Killed as ‘Symbol’, Cultist Member Says

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 – A weird hippie band called “the Manson Family” burst into the Sharon Tate estate and brutally killed five persons because the home was a “symbol of rejection” to the cult’s leader, a member of the […]

Wild Cult Blamed In Tate Slaying

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 – Police believe they have solved the Sharon Tate murder case and that an occult band of hippies, directed by a leader who calls himself “Jesus,” committed the five killings. Members of the band — a […]

Arrest Three Hippies In Sharon Tate Murder Case

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2 – Two women and a man, members of a wandering band of hippies, were under arrest today in different parts of the nation in the slaying of actress Sharon Tate and six others here last August. […]