Category Archives: Archived News

Tate Case Girl Files 2 Motions

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 – Patricia Krenwinkel, emulating the alleged mastermind of the Sharon Tate murders, requested permission yesterday to act as her own attorney to fight seven murder charges against her. Miss Krenwinkel, 22, who was indicted for the […]

Warrant Given Inyo Officials In Manson Case

INDEPENDENCE, Calif., Feb. 24 – A federal warrant charging Bruce McGregor Davis, a figure in the Charles Manson case, with a federal firearms violation, has been received by officials of Inyo County, where he is being held on a stolen […]

Manson Cult Woman Asks to Defend Self

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 – The fifth of six cultists charged in the murder of actress Sharon Tate and six others faced arraignment today in Los Angeles Superior Court and asked to be her own attorney. Following the lead of […]

Manson’s Way With Women in His Cult

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 – “You want to know what a ‘real’ woman is?” Charles Manson, accused mastermind behind the Tate and LaBianca killings asks. “A real woman is like this: She’ll tell you she loves you and will do […]

Tate Figure Arrested, Released

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 – Steven Grogan, accused by a defendant in the Tate-LaBianca slayings of going to the LaBianca home the night of the killings, was arrested in court Thursday by officers who said he appeared under the influence […]

Tate Case Defendant Labeled State Witness

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 – A Los Angeles attorney retained to defend one of six persons accused of the murder of grocery chain executive Leno LaBianca and his wife said Wednesday he views another defendant in the case as a […]

Author Denies Manson Was Target of Skit 

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 – Charles Manson wasn’t lampooned in a skit played before judges and lawyers, the skit’s author said Tuesday. The real targets of the satire were members of the legal profession, he added. And, according to others […]

L.A. Police to Probe Tate-Type Massacre

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 – Los Angeles police Tuesday said they would investigate similarities between the so-called “ritualistic murders” of three persons in North Carolina and the massacre murders of actress Sharon Tate and six other persons. Although refusing to […]

Appeal Accusing Judge in Manson Case Is Denied

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 – The State Court of Appeal denied without comment Tuesday a petition which accused the judge who will try Charles Manson for the Sharon Tate murders of viewing a skit called “One Manson’s Family.” Marvin L. […]

California To Get Patricia Krenwinkel

MOBILE, Ala., Feb. 18 – Dist. Atty. Carl Booth says he will notify California authorities today that Patricia Krenwinkel plans no further efforts to block extradition to stand trial in the Sharon Tate mass murder case. Booth said Monday night […]

Manson Venue Change Denied

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 – A judge said Monday that publicity about the Sharon Tate murders would not make it impossible for Charles Manson to get a fair trial here. He denied a request to change the trial site. Manson, […]

Watson Directed To Return To California

McKINNEY, Tex., Feb. 17 – Charles Watson looked more like the high school football hero he used to be than the person charged with taking part in the Sharon Tate murders. When he arrived in the courtroom Monday he wore […]

Judge Saw Manson Lampoon, Plea Says

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 – A petition filed Monday in the State Court of Appeal charges the judge assigned to Charles Manson’s murder trial viewed a comedy skit lampooning the hippie cult leader titled “A Family That Slays Together, Stays […]

Watson Still Fighting Tate Case Extradition

McKINNEY, Tex., Feb. 16 – Charles Watson, a principal figure in the Sharon Tate slayings resumes his courtroom fight Monday against extradition to California. Attorneys for Watson, 24, of nearby Copeville, are seeking to invalidate Texas Gov. Preston Smith’s warrants […]

Principal Tate Case Witness Flees State

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 – Shirley Nadell, a principal witness in the Tate-LaBianca murder case, has fled California because of threats to her life, her attorney said Friday. Mrs. Nadell, 31, received the threats while in Sybil Brand Institute in […]

Susan Atkins ‘Confessed’ To Cellmate

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 – Susan Atkins, the informer in the massacre-murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others, wrote a series of letters to her former cellmate in which she implicated herself more deeply in the slayings than she […]

Manson’s Phone Rights Taken, Informer Flees

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 – Shirley Nadell, a principle witness in the Tate-La Bianca murder case has fled California because of threats to her life, her attorney said Friday. Mrs. Naddell, 31, received the threats while in a woman’s prison […]

Manson Loses Use Of Phone

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 – The telephone privilege of Charles Manson, who allegedly masterminded the slayings of actress Sharon Tate and six other persons, have been suspended by the sheriff’s department. A spokesman for the department said Manson, who is […]

Tate Suspect’s Extradition Could Come Next Week

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 – Police said yesterday they may be able to go to Alabama next week to pick up Patricia Krenwinkel, a former member of the Charles Manson family and a suspect in the Tate-LaBianca murders. Miss Krenwinkel, […]

March 30 Trial Date Set for Manson, 2 Women Members of Cult

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 – The conspiracy-murder trial of cult leader Charles Manson and two of his women followers has been scheduled for March 30. The trio will join a fourth co-defendant, Susan Denise Atkins, 21, also scheduled to go […]