Category Archives: Archived News

Manson Attorneys Claim Witness Psychotic, Incapable of Testifying

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 – A hearing was scheduled today in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial to determine whether the last prosecution, witness — a former Manson “family” member now in Patton State Hospital — is capable of taking the witness […]

3 of Susan Atkins’ Letters, Implicating Her In Killings, Read To Jury

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 – Three letters from defendant Susan Atkins deeply implicating her in the Sharon Tate murders were read to the jury yesterday while the young woman bent low over a scratch pad and etched out a picture. […]

Ex-Manson Disciple Describes LSD Trips ‘Guided’ by Charlie

Paul Watkins, 20, a good looking youth with a way with women, had been Manson’s chief procurer of young girls. Often he acted as Manson’s second in command. While on his trips to and from the Barker Ranch in Inyo […]

Tate Defense Wants Beatle to Be Witness

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 – The defense wants John Lennon of the Beatles to testify in the Sharon Tate murder trial on whether one of the group’s song could have inspired Charles Manson to violence. But, in London, a spokesman […]

Manson Told Him to Die, Youth Says

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 – A former member of Charles Manson’s hippie clan said today he once tried to starve himself to death after Manson ordered him to die. Brooks Poston, 21, in his second day on the stand at […]

Susan’s Letters Barred in Court

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 – Letters implicating a defendant in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial were barred from evidence today pending results of a defense appeal for a higher court ruling on admissibility. The letters, written by “Manson family” member Susan […]

Manson Admits 5 or 6 Visits to Tate Home

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 – Charles Manson admitted from the witness stand of the Tate-LaBianca murder trial Friday that he had visited the estate where actress Sharon Tate and four others were murdered. He estimated he had been “at” the […]

Manson Admits Visiting Tate Home ‘5 or 6 Times’

UNBEARDED MANSON: Charles Manson appears in court minus his beard. It was the second time since his arrest that he has shaved off his beard. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 24 – A prosecution witness Friday “bordered on” giving hippie cultist Charles […]

Melcher: Manson’s No Singer

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 – Terry Melcher, movie producer son of actress Doris Day, testified in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial today that he wasn’t impressed with the musical talent of hippie leader Charles Manson but was “very impressed with his […]

Another Ex-Cellmate Says Susan Confessed to Killings

Roseanne Walker, a former cellmate of Susan Atkins said she became friendly with Miss Atkins and at one point heard the girl confess to the Tate LaBianca murders. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 – Hippie cultist Charles Manson appeared in court […]

Manson at Tate Home in March ’69, Trial Told

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 – Hippie leader Charles Manson was at the Tate murder house five months before the tragedy, a witness said in Los Angeles today. Rudolph Altobelli, owner of the Benedict Canyon home and who lived in a […]

Manson Scouted Home of ‘Beachboy’ Witness Says

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 – Hippie cult chieftain Charles Manson scouted the home of “Beachboy” entertainer Dennis Wilson the night he was “looking for” a murder victim, and ended up at the home of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, a witness […]

Record, Film Producer Takes Stand at Manson Murder Trial

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 – The man who may have unwittingly set off a chain of events which led to the murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others testified today at the trial of Charles Manson and three female […]

Witness Describes ‘Change’ in Manson

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 – Charles Manson was “like an animal in a cage…wild” only two weeks after the Tate-LaBianca murders, a witness testified Friday. Record and movie producer Gregg Jakobson, the 64th prosecution witness in the cultist’s Los Angeles […]

Pal Says Manson Didn’t Believe in Right or Wrong

Prosecution witness Gregg Jakobson was a talent scout who first met Charles Manson about May 1968, at the Sunset Boulevard home of Dennis Wilson, one of the Beach Boys rock group. Jakobson testified that in a period of about a […]

Witness Relates Atkins’ Threat

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 – A woman who reported to police Susan Atkins had told her she had killed Sharon said Wednesday that Miss Atkins “told me when she first heard I was an informer that she wanted to slit […]

Cellmate of Susan Doubted ‘Kill Story’

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 – One of the women to whom Tate-LaBianca murder defendant Susan Atkins confessed testified today that she did not believe the story and felt the girl was making up the details. Miss Ronnie Howard, 31, in […]

Trial Delayed as Manson Appears in Another Court

Charles Manson glances at Susan Atkins, a member of his hippie-style “family,” as the pair arrived in court at Santa Monica, Calif., Tuesday to plead on charges of murdering a Malibu musician, Gary Hinman. When his name was called, Manson […]

Civil Death Suit Hearing For Manson ‘Family’ Set

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 – A federal judge today had set Nov. 16 for another hearing in a $2,000,000 dollar wrongful death suit against Charles Manson and four of his followers. The suit is over the death of Polish playboy […]

Sharon Tate’s Pleas for Mercy Told to Manson Trial Jurors

SAYS MISS ATKINS TOLD HER OF KILLING SHARON TATE: Mrs. Virginia Castro, 37, talks to photographers as she waits to testify in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial in Los Angeles Friday. Mrs. Castro, who says she has used several other names […]