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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 […]

No Review of Death Penalty

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 30 – The. U.S. Supreme Court today rejected an appeal by California to review a state Supreme Court decision outlawing the death penalty. The high court currently is considering whether to abolish capital punishment across the land, […]

Member of Manson Cult Convicted

LOS ANGELES, May 25 – Manson follower Charles A. Lovitt was convicted yesterday of armed robbery stemming from an aborted gun raid in Hawthorne last summer. A Superior Court jury of nine women and three men deliberated less than two […]

Political Influence Aid to Car Man — Bugliosi

LOS ANGELES, May 9 – Dep. Dist. Atty. Vincent T. Bugliosi charged Monday that auto dealer Ralph Williams’ attorney used political influence with the district attorney’s office to win delays in prosecuting criminal false advertising charges against Williams. Bugliosi told […]

Girl Unable to Locate Body

LOS ANGELES, Apr. 23 – A former member of Charle Manson’s “family” who said she saw Donald (Shorty) Shea’s decapitated body buried at the Spahn movie ranch in Chatsworth in 1969 was flown here from Pittsburgh, Pa. But the girl, […]

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 […]

Church Wins Editing Demands on Manson Book

CHICAGO, Apr. 4 – The Process Church of the Final Judgment has agreed to drop its second suit against those involved in the publication of a book on convicted murderer Charles Manson. A $1.25 million libel suit against the publishers […]

Suit Filed Against Ex-Milford Woman, Linda Kasabian

KEENE, N.H. – A $650,000 suit against Linda Kasabian, formerly of Milford, star witness in the Sharon Tate trial, has been filed in Cheshire County Superior Court on behalf of the son of one of the murder victims. Hanna Promisca, […]

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 […]

Jurists Uphold Conviction of L.A. Newsman

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 — A three-justice panel of the state Court of Appeal Friday upheld a contempt of court conviction of newspaper reporter William Farr for refusing to tell a judge the source of a story he wrote about […]

Manson Installed as San Quentin’s 97th Death Row Inmate

SAN QUENTIN, Dec. 15 — Charles Manson was installed as the 97th occupant of San Quentin’s Death Row Tuesday. “He was very calm,” said Associate Warden Joseph R. O’Brien after Manson was whisked here from Los Angeles in a bus […]

Manson Gets Life Sentence in Shea Killing

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 — Cult leader Charles Manson — described by the judge as a “whining, complaining delinquent and small-time car thief with an aversion to work” — was sentenced Monday to life in prison for the 1969 slayings […]