Category Archives: Archived News

Manson Clan Member Gives Birth To Boy

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 – One of the young woman members of Charles Manson’s so-called “family” gave premature birth to a 4-pound baby boy Tuesday night in the jail ward of Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, authorities said. The unnamed

Manson Loses New Motion to Fire Defense Lawyers

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 – Charles Manson and his three female followers lost another bid to have their attorneys fired yesterday. Superior Court Judge Charles H. Older, presiding at the Tate-LaBianca murder trial, denied the motion. It was filed with

Trial Delay Granted For Three Followers

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 – A Superior Court judge yesterday continued until Jan. 11 the case of three of Charles Manson’s followers accused of giving an LSD-spiked hamburger to a prosecution witness in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial. Judge Malcolm M.

Manson’s Defense Attorney Charges Case A ‘Political Trial’

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 – Charles Manson is undergoing a “political trial” in the Tate murder case and should no more be charged with murder than Gov. George Wallace or John Birch Society head Robert Welch, a defense lawyer argued

Artist Found in Contempt for Manson Trial Outbreak

Nancy Jo Davis, 34, found in contempt of court Thursday after her outburst during closing arguments. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 1 – A freelance artist who shouted out at the Tate-LaBianca murder trial that she wanted to defend Charles Manson was

Manson Trial Interrupted By Follower Of Defendant

Nancy Jo Davis sits outside courtroom with a picture she drew of Charles Manson LOS ANGELES, Jan. 1 – The Sharon Tate murder trial was interrupted by a pretty, blue-eyed brunette who wanted to give the judge a folder of

Tate Trial Breaks For Another Case

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31 – The Tate-LaBianca murder trial was interrupted Wednesday so Charles Manson and Susan Atkins could appear at a hearing in another double name murder case. This time it was the Gary Hinman-Donald (Shorty) Shea case, combined

D.A. ‘Programmed’ Linda, Manson Attorney Charges

ANOTHER MANSON FRIEND IN COURT — Nancy Laura Pitman, a 19-year-old friend of Charles Manson, arrives in court in Los Angeles for arraignment after being arrested Sunday when deputies said she tried to visit Manson while carrying drugs in her

Defense Sums Up Case For Tate Jurors

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 – The defense says Charles Manson and three women codefendants are innocent of the Sharon Tate murders end the real killers are still at large. Paul Fitzgerald, head of the four-attorney defense team, also told the

Manson: The Meaning

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28 – If Charles Manson were only an isolated kook, he would not be on everyone’s mind, including the President’s. Clearly, Manson and his so-called family are something special for us that hits close to home. Bizarre,

Girl Suspected Of Trying To Smuggle Drugs To Manson

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28 – A girl follower of hippie leader Charles Manson was arrested here on suspicion of trying to smuggle drugs, concealed in two balloons, into his jail cell. The girl, Brenda McCann, 19, was booked on suspicion

State Ends First Tate Trial Case

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 28 – The state concluded the first portion of its closing argument in the Sharon Tate murder trial today, calling for a verdict of first degree murder against Charles M. Manson and three women co-defendants. The prosecutor

Tate Death Jury Plans Yule Party

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24 – The Sharon Tate murder trial jury, sequestered longer than any in California history, will celebrate Christmas like the one big family it’s become. At the Ambassador Hotel where they have lived under guard for more

Manson Hid Lust For Death Under Peace-Loving Mask

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 – Charles Manson had a lust for death, blood and murder which he hid under a mask of a peace-loving individual just as he has concealed his true character in court, the prosecutor charged today at

Manson Called Symbolic Slayer

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 – Charles Manson knew where Sharon Tate lived and sent his “robots” out to kill her and her guests because the actress’ home was an elegant symbol of the “Establishment,” the prosecution charged yesterday at the

Tate Murder Prosecution Begins Closing Argument

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 – The prosecution in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial yesterday began its closing argument to the jury which must decide if Charles Manson and three female followers are guilty of killing seven persons. The 36-year-old Manson was

Part of ‘Family’ Indicted In LSD-Laced Hamburger

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 – Secret grand jury indictments were returned Friday against members of the Charles Manson “family” in the case of the LSD-laced Honolulu hamburger. Three of the five named, Catherine (Gypsy) Share, Lynn (Squeaky) Fromme and Ruth

Secret ‘Manson Family’ Murder Indictments for 3

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 – After less than five minutes of deliberation, the Los Angeles County Grand Jury late Wednesday returned secret indictments charging three persons with the death of movie stuntman ranch-hand Donald “Shorty” Shea. The indictments which climaxed

Manson Clan Member Gets New Attorney

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 – The new attorney for Leslie Van Houten, one of three young women defendants in the Sharon Tate murder case, will seek a mistrial for his client after six months of court sessions. Superior Court Judge

Another Manson Indictment Asked

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 – While hippie leader Charles Manson awaits resumption of his trial on seven murders, the district attorney today asked the grand jury to indict the long-haired ex-convict of another count of killing. Manson and three others