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Watson Admitted He Killed Sharon, Witness Testifies

Dianne Lake, 18, leaves court yesterday after testifying that Charles “Tex” Watson told her he killed Sharon Tate LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 — A former follower of Charles Manson Tuesday testified that Charles “Tex” Watson told her he killed actress […]

Manson Security Stays Same After Gunshop Raid

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 – Charles Manson’s jailers said Monday no increase is planned in the already tight security surrounding the condemned murderer, despite a weekend raid on a gunshop allegedly carried out by some of his disciples. Sheriff’s Deputy […]

Manson Follower Hints Gun Raid May Have Been Prelude to Freeing Cult leader from Prison

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 – A disciple of Charles Manson indicated yesterday that a week end raid on a Hawthorne surplus store may have been intended to get weapons to free the condemned mass murderer. “We are his will now,” […]

5 Held In Gun Raid

HAWTHORNE, Calif., Aug. 24 – A silent burglar alarm foiled a weapons raid on a war surplus store Saturday night and set off a 25-minute gun battle between police and six intruders, including two women. One of five suspects captured […]

Actress Takes Stand At Trial

Deana Martin, actress-daughter of Dean Martin, leaves a Los Angeles courtroom after testifying at murder trial of Manson cultist Charles “Tex” Watson. LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24 — Actress Deana Martin, 22-year-old daughter of actor Dean Martin, was a state witness […]

Dean Martin Daughter Testifies for Prosecution at Watson Trial

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23 – Actress Deana Martin, 22-year-old daughter of actor Dean Martin, was a state witness Monday in the trial of Charles (Tex) Watson, 25, for the seven Tate-LaBianca murders. She was followed on the witness stand by […]

Manson Gang Held Following Gunfight

HAWTHORNE, Calif., Aug. 23 – A gang of Charles Manson family members was in custody Sunday following a 25-minute gunbattle between police and a group of male and female hippies raiding a gun shop for a small arsenal of weapons. […]

Manson Family Members Held

HAWTHORNE, Calif., Aug. 23 – A gang of Charles Manson family was in custody Sunday following a 25-minute gunbattle between police and a group of male and female hippies raiding a gun shop for weapons. Three suspects – including two […]

Manson Cultists Held In Shootout

HAWTHORNE, Calif., Aug. 23 – Five suspects captured in an attempted robbery and 10-minute shootout with police in a Los Angeles suburb were identified yesterday as followers of cultist and condemned murderer Charles Manson. A sixth suspect was being sought. […]

Manson Cultists Captured After Blazing Gun Battle

HAWTHORNE, Calif., Aug. 23 – At least three of five armed suspects captured after a shootout that accompanied the attempted robbery of a Hawthorne war surplus store have been identified as members of Charles Manson’s hippie-cult “family,” Hawthorne police said […]

Ex-UW Woman Held In Shootout

HAWTHORNE, Calif., Aug. 23 – Five suspects captured in an attempted robbery and 10-minute shootout with police in a Los Angeles suburb were identified Sunday as followers of cultist and condemned murderer Charles Manson. A sixth suspect was being sought. […]

Weapons Raid On Store Foiled By Silent Alarm

HAWTHORNE, Calif., Aug. 22 – A silent burglar alarm foiled a weapons rail on a war surplus store Saturday night and set off a 25-minute gun battle between police and six raiders, including two women. One of five suspects captured […]

Testify Watson Fingerprint Found at Scene of Slaying

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 — Two police crime laboratory experts testified on Friday that a bloody fingerprint found at the Sharon Tate home was that of Charles (Tex) Watson, the remaining defendant in the Tate-LaBianca mass murders. Investigators Jerome Bolen […]

5 In Shootout With Police; Four Captured

HAWTHORNE, Calif., Aug. 22 – Five men robbing a Hawthorne surplus store shot it out with police for more than 10 minutes Saturday night. Three of the suspects were seriously wounded. No police were injured, however. Officers said the five […]

Prosecution Rests Case In Trial of Manson Cohort

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 — The prosecution rested its case yesterday in the trial of Manson lieutenant Steve Grogan with the inspection of about 200 exhibits introduced into evidence in the case. Grogan is accused of the 1969 murder of […]

Deputy On Stand In Grogan Trial

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 — A sheriff’s deputy testified yesterday that when Steve “Clem” Grogan was arrested for the murder of cowboy actor Donald “Shorty” Shea the defendant grinned and remarked that nobody had been found. The Witness, Sgt. Paul […]

Linda Kasabian Says She Didn’t Try to Stop Killings

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 — Linda Kasabian, the Manson “family” member who turned state’s witness, testified during cross-examination that she did not try to prevent the murders of the Tate victims or go for help while they were being killed. […]

Watson ‘Calm’ During Tate Slayings

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 — Charles “Tex” Watson was calm and composed when he led three young women on a murder foray at Sharon Tate’s estate in August 1969, one of the women testified Tuesday. Linda Kasabian, formerly a star […]

Lawyer says Tex Did Kill But Was Only A Zombie

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 — Charles “Tex” Watson did commit some of the Tate-LaBianca murders but he was “no more than a zombie, a mindless automaton” blindly obeying Charles Manson’s orders, his attorney said Monday. “Watson’s motive was simple,” said […]

Watson Trial To Open Today

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 16 — Opening statements and testimony are set to begin today in the trial of Charles “Tex” Watson, with attorneys aiming to depict Watson as a youth driven to insanity by drugs and the mesmerizing dominance of […]