Category Archives: Archived News

Susan Atkins’ Murder Trial Postponed

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 – Wearing a purple minidress with a “V” neckline that plunged to her waist. Susan Denise Atkins Tuesday waived her right to a quick trial and will face seven counts of murder in the Tate-Labianca killings […]

Hippie Cult Figure Found In Film Scene

INDEPENDENCE, Calif., Feb. 4 – One of the minor figures in the Charles Manson hippie cult case is back in Inyo County jail, awaiting court action on a charge of receiving stolen goods. He was Bruce McGregor Davis, transported from […]

‘Informer Susan’ Wins Trial Delay

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 – Wearing a purple dress with a deep plunging neckline, Susan Atkins, the informer in the Tate-LaBianca murders, today won a delay in her case until March 30 in Los Angeles Superior Court. Smiling and appearing […]

Witnesses To Refute Susan, Manson Claims

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 – Charles Manson, accused mastermind in the slayings of actress Sharon Tate and six others, said in an exclusive jailhouse interview Monday that none of his “family” members will back up the story told by informer […]

Manson Doubts Case Will Get To Court

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3 – Charles Manson asserts that he will get the whole “bag of tools” he needs for prying his path through the complexities of the courts, IF his case ever progresses to the point of trial. But […]

Drug Expert Says Manson Tripped On Sex, Mysticism

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 1 – A University of California drug expert said accused murderer-guru Charles Manson and his love cult “family” weren’t tripped out on narcotics, but on sex and mysticism. Dr. David E. Smith, founder of the free clinic […]

Jailmate’s View: Manson Shows Himself Superior

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 – In a large room sprinkled with blue-clad men, a slender, muscular figure holds the rapt attention of a five-men audience. With a deft, slashing movement of his arms, followed swiftly by a well-executed face-high kick, […]

Manson Will Tell It All – In Song

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 – Charles Miles Manson, the long-haired hippie leader charged with masterminding the Tate and LaBianca murders, will tell his story to the world in song — not words — he said Friday in an exclusive interview […]

Judge Curbs Defiant Manson

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 29 – Charles Manson, complaining he hasn’t had enough time to prepare his case, hasn’t been allowed to talk to witnesses and has been harassed by deputies in his County Jail cell, refused Wednesday to enter a […]

Manson, Planning Defense, Said Readying Surprise

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28 – In the law library of the Los Angeles County Central Jail, a short, slight man pores over legal tomes and makes notes. It takes a lot of time. He has only a fifth-grade education and […]

Beausoleil Retrial Set for Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 – The retrial of 21-year-old Robert Beausoleil for the July, 1969 slaying of Malibu musician Gary Hinman, 34, will be held in Los Angeles, Superior Court Judge William B. Keene ruled Friday. Keene turned down a […]

No Public Funds for Defendant

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 24 – No public funds will be used to pay attorney’s fees for Susan Denise Atkins, charged with the murders of actress Sharon Tate and seven others, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge said Friday. Presiding Judge […]

Manson Asks Again for Tapes

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 – Charles Manson has asked the California Court of Appeal to overturn a lower court order denying him use of a tape recorder in preparing his own defense in the Sharon Tate multiple killings, attorney Daye […]

Manson Sued

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 23 – Two children of Mrs. Rosemary La Bianca, one of the seven persons allegedly murdered by some of the suspects in the Sharon Tate case, filed a $2 million suit in Los Angeles against Charles Manson […]

Ask Switch in Slaying Trial Site

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 – Robert K. Beausoleil, charged with murder in the death of Malibu musician Gary Hinman, asked Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William B. Keene Wednesday to switch his retrial to San Francisco or Sacramento counties. Keene […]

Linda Tells Her Fear of Manson

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 – Linda Kasabian, seven months pregnant, appeared in Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday in an unsuccessful bid for release on bail and claimed through her lawyers she accompanied the Charles Manson clan in the Sharon Tate […]

Victim’s Parents Sue Manson

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 – A $5 million wrongful death suit has been filed against Charles Manson and four other members of his hippie cult indicted for the Sharon Tate murders by the parents of one of the victims. Mr. […]

Defendant Kasabian Faces Trial – No Bail

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 – A judge denied Tuesday motions for dismissal of murder and conspiracy charges against Linda Kasabian, one of six persons accused in the killings of actress Sharon Tate and others. He also declined to set bail […]

Manson Now A Cleancut Hippie

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 19 – Bearded hippie cult leader Charles Manson, charged with instigating the murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others, is now clean-shaven hippie cult leader Charles Manson. Manson shaved his beard after asking for a safety […]

Manson Told To Hire Own Private Eye

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 – If Charles Manson wants to use a private investigator, he is going to have to pay for one himself, it was ordered Friday. Manson is charged with conspiracy and murder in the Tate and La […]