Category Archives: Archived News

Message In A Shampoo Bottle

A cut above: Jay Sebring, who invented a new way of styling men’s hair, with Paul Newman on the “Harper” set in 1965. Fall 2002 – I have interviewed many celebrity hairstylists in my day, but this would be my […]

Susan Atkins Claims She Didn’t Commit Any Of The Manson Murders

FRONTERA, Calif., Jan. 21 — Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins was refused parole Wednesday after an emotional hearing in which she claimed she didn’t kill Sharon Tate or anyone else. Ms. Atkins, who is serving a life sentence for the […]

Follower of Manson Plans Life Near Killer

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 21 — A Charles Manson follower is moving back to California to be near the imprisoned cult leader, according to a prosecutor. Sandra Collins, also known as Sandra Good, plans to live near Corcoran State Prison south […]

Tex Watson History Part of Crusade

Jun. 13 – In the preface to his book on Manson family member Charles (Tex) Watson, Anaheim author Bill Nelson promises that “you will peer into the very soul of one of America’s most dreadful personalities.” “Tex Watson: The Man, […]

Psychiatric Testing Ordered for Ex-Manson Lawyer After Outburst

Nov. 7 – Charles Manson’s one-time defense attorney was ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation Monday after he burst through a security door into a deputy district attorney’s office in Torrance and resisted police officers who tried to remove him, authorities […]

The Detective Who Drove Sirhan Sirhan to Parker Center That Night is Still a Cop

Jun 1 – On the night of June 4, 1968, Detective Frank J. Patchett was at home with his family. But it was not an evening destined for tranquility. Shortly after midnight the phone rang. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy had […]

Authorities Move Fromme to Kentucky

CHARLESTON, W.Va., Jun. 5 — Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, the Charles Manson follower serving a life term for trying to kill then-President Gerald Ford, has been transferred from a prison where she escaped last year to one in Kentucky with better […]

The Stuff of Crime: Evidence Piles Up in Police Property Division Warehouses 

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 — They had seen it all, they thought: evidence from jewelry heists, blood-stained clothing and hold-up guns, narcotics and urine samples. Into the Los Angeles Police Department’s massive property division had come hara-kiri knives and ransom […]

Manson Associate Davis Denied Parole

SAN LUIS OBISPO, May 15 – A member of cult leader Charles Manson’s murderous “family” was denied parole for the seventh time, but the parole board told him he’s close to getting a release date. Bruce Davis, 44, who appeared […]

Malibu Judge Leaves Bench After 22 Years

Nov. 15 – John J. Merrick did not have the typical background for a judge, but he was not judging typical people. Merrick was a comedy gag writer before he became the no-nonsense judge of a sleepy community that was […]

Ex-Manson Follower Freed After 14-Year Murder Term

LOS ANGELES, May 9 – A former Charles Manson follower was paroled and is working as a house painter after serving 14 years in prison for fatally stabbing a Hollywood stuntman. Steve “Clem” Grogran, 34, was released Nov. 19 from […]

Release of Good Delayed

ALDERSON, W.Va., Nov. 22 — Sandra Good, a Charles Manson follower who was to be released here Friday from the federal prison for women, will not be paroled until at least Dec. 2 because the parole board has not completed […]

‘Charlie’s Girls’ Stay Faithful in Prison

ALDERSON, W.Va., Jun. 9 — Sandra Good’s bright blue eyes light up when she recalls the day, nearly 20 years ago, that she met the “family” of Charles Manson, leader of a murderous California cult. “I was a student at […]

Manson Disciple Van Houten Denied Parole for 5th Time

FRONTERA, Calif., May 16 — Former Manson family member Leslie Van Houten, serving a life prison term for the brutal 1969 slayings of Rosemary and Leno LaBianca, was denied parole Wednesday for the fifth time. Click here to read Leslie […]

Sandra Good To Be Sent To New Jersey

ALDERSON, W. VA, Mar. 28 – Sandra Good, a follower of convicted mass murderer Charles Manson, will be going to New Jersey instead of California upon her release Friday from the Federal Reformatory for Women at Alderson, W. Va. The […]

Charges Dismissed Against Manson’s Attacker

VACAVILLE, Calif., Jan. 17 — Authorities dismissed assault charges Wednesday against a state prison inmate who allegedly splashed convicted mass killer Charles Manson with paint thinner and set him ablaze. Inmate Jan Holmstrom apparently acted in self-defense, said James Highsmith, […]

Inmate Sets Fire to Charles Manson

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 26 — Multiple killer Charles Manson is expected to live after being severely burned Tuesday when a fellow inmate set him on fire at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville. Manson, convicted in the killings of actress Sharon […]

Manson Plot to Escape Thwarted?

VACAVILLE, Nov. 2 — Mass slayer Charles Manson was lodged in a maximum security cell Monday after state prison guards discovered a hacksaw blade and other contraband that may link him to an escape attempt, authorities said. One of the […]

Manson Joins Main Prison Population

VACAVILLE, Jun. 23 – Charles Manson, convicted mastermind of the 1969 Sharon Tate murders, has been placed in the general prison population after being locked in his cell for most of each day since 1971, officials said Tuesday. Manson, 47, […]

’70’s Cultist is Arrested

LOUDON, N.H., Jun. 23 – More than 200 people were arrested during the weekend at motorcycle races, including former Charles Manson cult member Linda Kasabian, who was charged with indecent exposure, police said. Authorities said the first arrest of the […]