Category Archives: Archived News

Manson Waits Fate, in Blast at Lawyers

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 – As the jury in the Tate-LaBianca murders trial began its sixth day of deliberating the fate of Charles Manson and his three girl followers, the cult leader today issued a press release from his jail […]

Tension Mounts as Tate Jurors Ponder Verdict

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 – Tension mounted in the Los Angeles Hall of Justice today as the Tate-LaBianca jury began its fifth day of deliberations. Newsmen from throughout the world crowded around the eighth floor courtroom where the marathon trial […]

Request by Manson Jurors to Visit Murder Scenes Denied

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 – Jurors in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial sought permission Monday to visit, after dark, the scenes of the seven murders but the request was denied. Superior Judge Charles H. Older rejected a defense motion to reopen […]

Manson, Girl in Court on 2 Other Murders

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 – As the jury began its fourth day of deliberating the fate of Charles Manson and three of his girl followers for the Tate-LaBianca massacre murders, the hippie leader and one of the girls appeared in […]

Tate Jury in Deliberation Sifts Mass of Evidence

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18 – The Tate-LaBianca jury, in its second full day of deliberations, today asked for a record player to hear the Beatles album on which the prosecution claims the Manson “family” based its “helter-skelter” motive for murder. […]

Manson Friends Fail to Show for Loitering Trial

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 – A Municipal Court judge today had issued warrants for the arrest of eight members of Charles Manson’s ‘family’ after they failed to appear for trial setting on loitering charges. Two of the group Lynette Fromme […]

Manson Jurors Finish Day of Deliberation

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 – The Tate-LaBianca murder trial jury deliberated for its first full day yesterday without reaching a decision on the fate of Charles Manson and three female followers. The seven man, five woman jury ended its consideration […]

Manson Fate In Hands Of Jury

Accused killer Charles Manson walks silently to the courtroom in Los Angeles yesterday. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 – After seven months of trial, a seven-man five woman jury Friday began deliberating the fate of hippie leader Charles Manson and his […]

Prosecutor Final Summation Calls Manson a ‘Warped Megalomaniac’

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 – Labeling hippie leader Charles Manson a “megalomaniac…with a warped and frenzied mind,” the prosecutor in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial ended his final summation today. The Los Angeles Superior Court jury was expected to begin deliberations […]

Manson Prosecutor Asserts Defendants Are ‘Guilty as Sin’ 

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 – Prosecutor Vincent T. Bugliosi charged Wednesday that the defense in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial tried to conceal the guilt of Charles Manson and three women defendants behind a smokescreen. He told the jurors at the […]

Closing Arguments at Tate Murder Trial Interrupted by Charles Manson’s Growls

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 – Charles Manson voiced his own form of protest yesterday when he heard the prosecutor at the Tate-LaBianca murder trial describe him as a “vicious, diabolical murderer who gave the order that caused seven human beings […]

Keith Pleads For Innocence Of Manson’s Three Girls

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 12 – Defense attorney Maxwell Keith told the jury today at the Tate murder trial that if they believed the theory that the killers were simply robots and zombies directed by Charles Manson they must find all […]

Tate Murder Trial Goes To Jury Next Week

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 – Charles Manson’s attorney has finally finished his final arguments in the Tate-LaBianca murder case and the seven-month-old trial may reach the jury by the middle of next week. Irving Kanarek concluded his summation Friday with […]

Manson Trial Drones Toward Last Stage Before Verdict

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 – Five air conditioners set high in the windows of the white-walled courtroom work ceaselessly, humming a background to the words of Charles Manson’s attorney. Irving A. Kanarek stands behind a lectern, placed between the court […]

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 […]

Manson Innocent, Attorney Asserts; Calls Trial Political

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 – Working his way through more than 19,000 pages of transcript, Charles Manson’s attorney Monday described the Tate-LaBianca case as a “political trial” and claimed his client is innocent. Irving A. Kanarek, offering final arguments for […]

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 […]