Category Archives: Archived News

Husband of Tate Suspect Missing

LAWRENCE, Mass., Dec. 22 – The husband of a suspect in the Sharon Tate murder case in Los Angeles, is missing and feared dead, his mother says. Robert Kasabian, 21, a musician, was reported missing last May by his mother, […]

Appoint Attorney for Tate Case Defendant

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 – A Superior Court judge today had appointed a veteran criminal trial attorney to represent Leslie Van Houten, charged in the murders last Aug. 10 of wealthy market executive Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary. Judge […]

Police Refuse to Confirm Possible Murder Gun Find

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 – Police officials yesterday refused to confirm or deny a report indicating the gun believed used in the slayings of three of the five victims in the Tate murder case had been found. A Los Angeles […]

Monrovia Girl Gets Attorney

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 – A former deputy district attorney was appointed Friday to defend Leslie Louise Van Houten of Monrovia, charged with conspiracy in the Sharon Tate murders and murder in the deaths of a wealthy market owner and […]

Tate Case Suspect Gets Delay

MOBILE, Ala., Dec. 20 – Attorneys for a young woman charged in the Sharon Tate mass killing case Friday were given until Dec. 29 to say whether she will fight extradition to Los Angeles. Circuit Judge Joseph M. Hocklander Jr., […]

New Defense Attorney Named for Manson Girl

Leslie Van Houten, 19, a member of Charles Manson’s “family” who is charged with the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, is escorted by two deputy sheriffs as she leaves a courtroom in Los Angeles Friday after a brief hearing […]

The Wreck Of A Monstrous ‘Family’

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 19 – Long-haired, bearded little Charlie Manson so disturbed the American millions last week – when he was charged with sending four docile girls and a hairy male acolyte off to slaughter strangers in two Los Angeles […]

Hippie Cult Is Linked To 2 Other Slayings

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 – A roving cult of hippies, whose members have been charged in the Sharon Tate murders, may have been involved in two other slayings in Northern California, a detective said yesterday. Chief of Detectives Barton L. […]

Manson Makes Wisecracks in Court

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 – Charles Manson, accused mastermind of the Sharon Tate murders, smirked and wisecracked Wednesday during an unexpected court appearance in which he unsuccessfully argued he should be permitted to act as his own attorney. Superior Court […]

Spahn Ranch Fire Caused by Faulty Electrical Wiring

CHATSWORTH, Dec. 18 – Sheriff’s deputies today had stated the early morning fire at the Spahn movie ranch on Tuesday was caused by faulty electrical wiring. A 30-foot aluminum trailer at the ranch, made famous by a cult linked with […]

Manson Asks Role Of Attorney

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 – Charles Manson, bearded leader of a hippie-style clan, told a Los Angeles judge Wednesday he wants to act as his own attorney when he comes to trial on charges of murdering actress Sharon Tate and […]

New ‘Cult Link’ in San Jose Slayings

SAN JOSE, Dec. 17 – “Substantial leads” which may link the Tate murders in Los Angeles with the knife slayings of two teenaged girls here last summer are being followed up by local police. Chief of Detectives Barton Collins said […]

Trailer at Spahn Ranch Destroyed

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 17 – Fire destroyed a trailer Tuesday at the Spahn Ranch, where Charles Manson and other defendants in the Sharon Tate murder case once lived. Authorities said arson was suspected. A sheriff’s spokesman said a young woman […]

News Crew Claims Finding Clothing of Tate Killers

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 – A television news crew yesterday found what may be clothing worn by the killer of actress Sharon Tate and four others. The discovery was made at an undisclosed location near the actress’ rented estate in […]

Link Sought In Bay, Tate Murders

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 – Investigators from four Northern California police jurisdictions were in Los Angeles today seeking possible links between the Sharon Tate murders and unsolved killings in their areas. Two detectives from San Jose questioned several members of […]

Innocent Plea Is Entered

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 – A young woman from a nomadic hippie-style clan pleaded innocent today to charges she killed actress Sharon Tate and six others last August. “Not guilty,” said Susan Denise Atkins, 21, a slender brunette, when asked […]

Authorities Study Pile of Tate Case Clothing

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 – Authorities conduct tests today on seven articles of clothing believed stained with blood that were discovered near the Benedict Canyon estate where actress Sharon Tate and four other persons were slain. Three black t-shirts, one […]

Hills Combed for Tate Evidence; Girl Is Along

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 – A police helicopter hovered over the Hollywood Hills while ground crews worked below Sunday in a six-hour search presumably to find the bloody clothes worn by the killers of actress Sharon Tate and four other […]

Los Angeles Police Search For Killers’ Bloody Clothing

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 15 – Two dozen policemen accompanied by Susan Atkins, a suspect-turned-informer in the seven Sharon Tate – LaBianca slayings, scoured the Hollywood hills Sunday. They reportedly searched for the bloody clothing discarded by the killers involved in […]

Cult’s Leader Held Under Maximum Security

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14 – Charles Manson, leader of the hippie cult charged with the murder of actress Sharon Tate and six other persons, is being held under maximum security precautions in an isolated cell pending trial, it was disclosed […]