Category Archives: Archived News

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 […]

Refuses To Drop Murder Charge Linked to ‘Family’

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 – A Superior Court judge yesterday refused to dismiss a murder charge against Robert Kenneth Beausoleil, who has been linked with the “family” of accused Tate-LaBianca slayer Charles Manson. Judge William B. Keene continued until today […]

Manson Wins Several Motions

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 – Cult leader, Charles M. Manson, accused in the Sharon Tate multiple killings, came to court for the first time as his own attorney wearing a red velveteen shirt and an embroidered vest. He carried a […]

Hinman Stabbing: Murder Trial Challenge Loses

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16 – A motion to dismiss a murder charge against Robert K. Beausoleil, a former member of the hippie cult implicated in the Tate-LaBianca slayings, was denied Thursday in Superior Court. Beausoleil, 21, is accused of the […]

Manson Loses Motion to Form Jail ‘Family’ as Aid in Defense

Judge Allows Rambling Discourses on Law, Philosophy While Dealing With Series of Unique Legal Maneuvers LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 – Charles Miller Manson sought unsuccessfully Wednesday to form a corporation with six other County Jail inmates to be known as […]

Manson Chats With Judge On Defense

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 – “You know, judge, like sometimes I wonder if you know what is going on,” said Charles Manson. “Sometimes I wonder, too.” said Superior Court Judge George M. Dell. It was a storybook setting in the […]

Manson Gets Delay in Tate Killing Plea

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 – Persuasive, bearded Charles Manson, accused killer of actress Sharon Tate and six others, today won a two-week continuance before entering his plea, but was denied the use of a battery of “jailhouse attorneys” to help […]

A Lesson From Charles Manson

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13 – Charles Milles Manson is accused of leading the pack that committed a vicious, nearly unimaginable crime — the bizarre murder of five persons. Aside from the brutality of the crime, there are two aspects about […]