Category Archives: Archived News

Manson Jury In Isolation

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 — The jury deliberating in second murder trial of Charles Manson was sequestered for the weekend Friday after failing to reach a verdict. Manson, 36, is charged in the slayings of Donald “Shorty” Shea, a ranch

Manson Jury Deliberating In 6th Day

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28 — The jury in the second murder trial of condemned killer Charles Manson failed to reach a verdict yesterday after five days of deliberation. The panel of eight men and four women was sequestered in a

Chained Escapist Arraigned

Kenneth Como, after arraignment on escape charge LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23 — Chained hand and foot, Kenneth “Curly” Como, a member of Charles Manson’s hippie-style “family,” was arraigned Friday on felony escape charges stemming from his daring jailbreak last Wednesday.

Watson Sentenced to Die in Tate-LaBianca Deaths

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 — Charles “Tex” Watson was given the death sentence yesterday for the Tate-LaBianca murders, making the gas chamber unanimous for the Charles Manson “family” members tried for the seven bloody slayings. Watson, 25, was refused a

Follower of Manson Recaptured; 6 Seized

Undersheriff William McCloud shows bars Como cut LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21 — A follower of Charles Manson escaped from a maximum security cell yesterday by squeezing through a 6 1/2 – inch opening and dangling on a rope of blankets

Manson Book Mixes Fact And Fancy

Oct. 21 — “The Family – The Story of Charles Manson’s Dune Buggy Attack Battalion” (E. P. Dutton & Co., $6.95) by former Free Press writer Ed Sanders should have been entitled “Rumors I Have Heard or Thought About Re.

Manson Member Caught After Escaping

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 — A Manson family member accused of attempted murder escaped from a 13th floor jail cell today, sawing through bars and sliding down a rope of torn mattress covers, but was recaptured in a house-to-house search

Grogan Says ‘Pooh Bear’ Headed Cult

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 — Steve Grogan, accused of the murder of movie stuntman Donald (Shorty) Shea, testified yesterday that Charles Manson was not the leader of the so-called “family,” but conceded that “I loved the man.” Under cross-examination by

Woman Hugs Watson at Trial, Gets Jail Sentence

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 — A 29-year-old Riverside woman was sentenced to a day in jail for contempt of court yesterday after she ran into a courtroom and clasped convicted murderer Charles (Tex) Watson around the neck. The incident occurred

Grogan Under Oath Denies Murdering Movie Stuntman

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 — Steven Grogan, a member of Charles Manson’s cult, has denied under oath that he murdered movie stuntman Donald (Shorty) Shea. Grogan 20 took the stand on his own behalf Friday before the jury of eight

Find ‘Tex’ Watson Guilty; Sanity Phase Scheduled

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 — Trial Judge Adolph Alexander ordered the jury which found Manson cultist Charles “Tex” Watson guilty of seven counts of first degree murder Tuesday, to return to court tomorrow at 9 a.m. for the start of

Manson Rants from Cell as Prosecutor Sums Up

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14 — The prosecution began its summation Tuesday in the second murder trial of Charles Manson as the condemned cult leader continued to rant from a detention cell adjacent to the courtroom. At the start of Dep.

At the End of the Road, Death

Copeville, Tex., Oct. 13 — It’s about 1,500 miles from this Red River country town to the neon-glutted boulevards of Hollywood. But, for Charles “Tex” Watson, the road has been considerably longer and a good deal more drama – packed

Watson is Guilty of 7 Cult Killings

Charles ‘Tex’ Watson is led back to his cell from a courtroom in Los Angeles after he was convicted Tuesday of seven counts ot first-degree murder and one of conspiracy to commit murder in the Tate-LaBianca slayings. Watson, a former

Defense Rests Case in Manson Murder Trial

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 — The defense rested its case Friday in the second murder trial of condemned killer Charles Manson, who smilingly refused to testify in his own behalf. After Manson’s attorney, Irving Kanarek, told Superior Court Judge Raymond

Jury Gets Watson’s Case as 4-Day Arguments End

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 — The fate of Charles (Tex) Watson was put into the hands of a Superior Court jury yesterday. Watson 25, a member of the Charles Manson “family” is accused of seven murders which were committed in

Testifies In Defense of Cult Leader

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 9 — Linda Kasabian, the star prosecution witness in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial, yesterday spent a full day on the stand as a defense witness in Charles Manson’s second murder trial. Her testimony appeared to add nothing

Prosecution Says Watson ‘Directed Knife’

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 — Cult leader Charles Manson ordered the Tate murders but it was Charles “Tex” Watson’s will that “directed his hand to thrust his knife downward into the flesh of the defenseless victims,” the prosecution said Tuesday.

Kasabian Accused As “The Leader”

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 — The real leader in the slayings of Sharon Tate and six others two years ago was a star prosecution witness, Linda Kasabian, a defense attorney says. Sam Brubrick said that in contrast his client, Charles

Walter Scott’s Personality Parade

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 — Want the facts? Want to learn the truth about prominent personalities? Want informed opinion? Write Walter Scott, Parade, 733 3rd Ave, New York, N.Y. 10017. Your full name will be used unless otherwise requested. Volume