Category Archives: Archived News

Manson, 3 followers Sit Quietly at Pre-Trial Hearing

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 16 – Charles Manson and three of his female followers yesterday apparently decided to quiet down so they could remain in the courtroom during a hearing before the start of their murder-conspiracy trial. Manson and the others […]

Beausoleil Loses in Bid for New Trial; Given Sentence

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 16 – Robert Beausoleil, an associate of the Manson “family,” lost his bid for a new trial yesterday and was formally sentenced to die for the murder of musician Gary Hinman. Mary Brunner, the cult member who […]

Manson Trial Opens; Defense Asks Dismissal

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 15 – Direct violation of court orders, including the release to news media of evidence, and a new motive for the Tate – LaBianca murders, was expected to be alleged today by defense attorneys as the legally […]

Trial of Manson Opens

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 15 – The long-delayed murder-conspiracy trial of four hippie-type clan members opens today — more than 10 months after the bizarre slayings of actress Sharon Tate and six others. Superior Court Judge Charles H. Older, intent on […]

Manson ‘Family’ Set to Go on Trial Today

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 15 – The climactic third act of Hollywood’s strangest off-screen melodrama — the gory “ritualistic” killings of beautiful actress Sharon Tate and six others — is set to begin today. In the grim grayness of a tiny […]

Beausoleil Gets Death Sentence

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 15 – As the chief prosecution witness against him screamed, “Bobby’s not guilty,” Manson family member Robert Beausoleil today was denied a new trial and was sentenced formally to die in the gas chanter for the murder […]

Witness in Beausoleil Case Changes Her Story Again

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 14 – Mary Brunner changed her story again Friday and testified in court that Robert Beausoleil did, indeed, kill musician Gary Hinman. The 26-year-old woman, member of Charles Manson’s nomadic cult, had testified at Beausoleil’s trial last […]

Manson Trial on Schedule, Despite Snarls

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 14 – The murder-conspiracy trial of Charles Manson will begin as scheduled tomorrow despite apparent legal snarls, surrounding the case. Defense attorneys said Superior Court Judge Charles H. Older apparently is ready to start jury selection tomorrow […]

Witness Reverts to Original Testimony

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 13 – A judge’s warning that she was being held in contempt of court caused a Wisconsin woman to revert to her original version of how musician Gary Hinman was killed last summer. “On Sunday, July 27, […]

Hippies May Be Bound, Gagged At Murder Trial

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 13 – Despite raucous disruptions, ejection of defendants from court and a clutter of legal tangles, the long-delayed trial of four members of a hippie-type clan charged with the Sharon Tate murders remains scheduled to begin Monday. […]

Manson Trial Jury Picks Slated Monday

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 13 – The murder conspiracy trial of Charles Manson will begin as scheduled Monday in Los Angeles despite apparent legal snarls surrounding the case, it was indicated late Friday. Defense attorneys said that Superior Court Judge Charles […]

Women Defendants Ejected for Refusal to Face Judge

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 12 – Three women defendants in the Tate-LaBianca murder case were ejected for a second time from court yesterday after they again refused to face a judge. Superior Court Judge Charles H. Older ordered them out of […]

Fighting Manson Ejected

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 12 – Hippie leader Charles Manson was carried screaming from the courtroom today after a fight erupted when the long-haired murder suspect refused to sit down. Manson, in two court appearances this week, had walked from the […]

Manson Fights Courtroom Bailiffs

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 12 – Charles Manson fought with three bailiffs trying to force him into his seat in a courtroom today, then was led shouting out of court along with three others charged with murder-conspiracy in the slayings of […]

Manson Ejected Second Time for Refusal to Face Judge in Hinman Murder Case

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 11 – Hippie cult leader Charles Manson was ejected from the courtroom for the second day in a row yesterday. This time it came during an argument on whether he should have a new attorney in the […]

Didn’t Coerce Key Witness, Woman Says

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 11 – A member of Charles Manson’s hippie clan yesterday denied under oath that she pressured a prosecution key witness to recant testimony that Robert Kenneth Beausoleil killed Gary Hinman. Beausoleil 22, also a member of the […]

Police Seek Manson Case Auto, Driver

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 11 – The Los Angeles Police Dept. has requested public assistance in locating anyone who reportedly gave three members of the Manson family rides to Spahn Ranch following the LaBianca slayings last summer. Grocery market owner Leno […]

Manson Says Court Has Shown Him No Respect

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 10 – “The court has showed no respect to me,” Charles Manson retorted Tuesday as he was removed from a courtroom after the hippie cult leader insisted on turning his back to the judge. Manson, in court […]

Key Witness Says She Lied in Murder Trial

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 10 – A key prosecution witness in the trial that convicted Robert Beausoleil of murdering musician Gary Hinman has signed an affidavit saying that she testified falsely and under pressure from authorities, the court has been told. […]

Prosecution Fights Manson In Motion for New Attorney

LOS ANGELES, Jun. 5 – The prosecution in the Gary Hinman murder case yesterday opposed a substitution of attorneys for cult leader Charles Manson. Superior Court Judge George M. Dell continued the substitution motion until June 10 when prosecutors will […]