Category Archives: Archived News

Tate Lawyers Body Believed To Be Found

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 29 — A body believed to be that of missing Manson case defense attorney Ronald Hughes was found in the rugged Sespe Hot Springs near Ojai, and a team of Ventura County sheriff’s deputies was hiking into

Life-Death Fate of Tate Killers in Jury’s Hands

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 27 — Describing death by cyanide in the gas chamber, defense attorneys Friday ended their pleas for the life of Charles Manson and his three hippie girlfriends, drawing a close to the costliest and longest trial in

Manson Girls Termed ‘Bloodthirsty Vampires’

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 25 — Cult leader Charles Manson was described as “the most evil, satanic man that ever walked the face of the earth” and his girlfriend- co-defendants were labeled “bloodthirsty…vampires” Wednesday as the prosecution ended its part in

‘Girls Murdered Just For Love of Charles Manson’

Left to Right, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten walking to court today where the penalty phase of the Tate-LaBianca murder trial is nearing an end. LOS ANGELES, Mar. 24 — The prosecutor in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial

Manson Delivers Bloodshed Threat

HE’LL SOON KNOW HIS FATE: Charles Manson glares into the distance as he leaves court in Los Angeles today with the penalty phase of his trial in the Tate-LaBianca murder case near its close. Final defense arguments to save Manson

Puzzling Question In Tate Case Remains Unanswered

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 23 — The question remains — why? Why did three fairly ordinary, middle class American girls sneak out in the night and knife to death total strangers? Why is it that they show no regret, no guilt,

Says Manson Witnesses Are Mentally Crippled

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 22 — Charles Manson’s attorney charged today that the witnesses against his client were “mentally crippled” and that the hippie leader should not be sent to the gas chamber on that kind of evidence. Irving Kanarek, in

Tip Launches Search For Body of Missing Manson Trial Lawyer

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 21 — Sheriff’s deputies from three counties will start digging Monday on the Barker Ranch in Death Valley for the body of missing attorney Ronald Hughes. The ranch was the last home of Charles Manson’s “hippie” family

Manson Just Liked Girls, Jurors Told

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 20 — “Mr. Manson is not a Svengali,” his attorney said Friday. “He may be an unusual type of person… But there is no reason in the world not to believe that Mr. Manson is just a

Jury Asked To Consider Manson’s Innocence

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 19 — Claiming that hippie leader Charles Manson is a “focal point for somebody’s vendetta,” the cult chieftain’s attorney today urged the jury to consider the “possible innocence” of his client though they already have found him

Hangout of Manson Clan ‘Ruined by Publicity’

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Mar. 19 — The horses stir aimlessly in the corral and the wind whips unmercifully down the canyons on the old movie ranch made famous in its graying years by onetime guest Charles Manson. The ranch faced hard

Prosecutor Plans to Ask Tate Jury To Condemn Manson to Gas Chamber

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 18 — The prosecutor in the Sharon Tate murder trial said he would ask jurors in final arguments today to condemn Charles Manson and three women codefendants to the gas chamber. Opening of summations might be delayed

Manson Trial Ends After 9-Month Run

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 17 — Exactly nine months to the day after it began, the Tate-LaBianca murder trial ended Tuesday as both the defense and prosecution rested in the penalty phase, bringing to a close what has become the state’s

Manson Cult Girl Reverses Grand Jury Testimony

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 16 — The girl whose testimony before the grand jury indicted hippie leader Charles Manson for an eighth murder took the witness stand in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial today and refused to even mention his name in

Cult Girl Testifies She Was ‘Willing To Kill For Love’

Cathy Gillies still a loyal member of the Charles Manson “family,” chats with other family members outside court today after testifying she would have helped in the Sharon Tate murders if asked. She was a witness in the penalty phase

Judge Ousts Manson After Latest Argument in Court

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 14 — Convicted murderer Charles Manson was removed from the courtroom on Friday after he questioned the capability of his own attorney and argued with the judge presiding over his trial. Manson’s outburst came several hours after

Angered Manson Girls Ousted Again

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 13 — Charles Manson lost his temper again Friday at the Sharon Tate murder trial and was removed from the courtroom to an adjacent holding cell. Manson’s outburst during the afternoon session came several hours after he

Manson Interrupts Confession Testimony

THE FACES OF MANSON -The many faces of Charles Manson, defendant in the Sharon Tate murder trial, are pictured since his arrest in 1969. He first shaved the beard, then cut his hair, grew the beard again and finally yesterday

Manson Tells Why He Has A Swastika

MANSON CHANGES APPEARANCE AGAIN — Charles Manson heads for court in Los Angeles yesterday with his appearance changed again. Last week he showed up with his long hair closely trimmed. Today the beard was gone, but on his forehead he’d

Younger Called To Stand in Manson Trial, Tells Of Deal For Susan Atkins Confession

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 11 — The state’s attorney general and former district attorney for the County of Los Angeles today took the witness stand in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial and admitted to, among other things, a “hazy” memory. Evelle J.