Category Archives: Archived News

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. […]

Expert Changes Mind On Manson Role

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 10 — A psychiatrist testifying in the penalty phase of the Tate-LaBianca murder trial today reversed himself, claiming hippie leader Charles Manson had a “very important influence” on the three girls convicted with him of murder. Meanwhile, […]

Manson Plotted Routes Of Murder, Lawyer Says

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 10 — Charles Manson not only sent killers to the Sharon Tate home but also told them to go next door and kill the people there, a lawyer testified yesterday at the Tate-LaBianca murder trial. Richard Caballero, […]

DA Knew of Atkins’ Confession to Paper

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 9 — The Los Angeles district attorney’s office knew of the impending publication of a “confession” to the Tate-LaBianca murders before the story appeared in-print, a witness testified today. Atty. Richard Caballero, on the stand for the […]

Lawyer: Susan ‘Liked’ Execution

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 8 — Susan Atkins, one of the four Manson “family” members convicted of the Tate-LaBianca murders and now fighting for their lives, admitted a year ago that she was not afraid of the gas chamber and “in […]

Defense Lawyers Say Tate-LaBianca Case Cost Them Money, Standing

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 7 — None of the defense attorneys who have represented Charles Manson and his women followers throughout the marathon Tate-LaBianca murder trial claims to have gained fame or fortune; some of them, in fact, say they are […]

Former Attorney Claims Susan Atkins Should Live

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 7 — Susan Atkins’ former attorney told the Tate-LaBianca trial jury on Friday he did not think she should die for her part in the killings because she had kept an agreement with the district attorney’s office. […]

Younger To Testify In Tate Case

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 6 — Atty. Gen. Evelle Younger, former Los Angeles district attorney, whose name has been mentioned frequently in the Tate-LaBianca trial, will appear as a witness next week it was learned Friday. Younger will appear in L.A. […]

Berkeley To Vote On Splitting Police Department; Radical Groups Support Plan

BERKELEY, Calif., Mar. 5 — This city which embraces the University of California will vote April 6 on a proposal to split the Police Department into three neighborhood-controlled forces. The outgoing mayor calls it an attempt by radicals to seize […]

Manson Used LSD As Tool?

NEW LOOK FOR MANSON – Hippie-style cult leader Charles Manson, long-haired since his arrest in 1969, arrives in a Los Angeles courtroom Thursday with a new crew-cut. He and three women followers have been convicted of murder, and the jury […]

Psychiatrist Tells Effect of LSD on Manson Girl

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 4 — A hypothetical Leslie Van Houten, affected by LSD and influenced by Charles Manson, could have been induced to commit murder, according to testimony given yesterday at the Tate-LaBianca trial by a Beverly Hills psychiatrist. Dr. […]