Category Archives: Archived News

Manson Granted Plea to Serve as His Own Attorney at Trial

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 25 – Charles M. Manson got what he wanted Wednesday when a judge reluctantly granted him permission to represent himself at his trial on multiple murder charges. The short, slight, bearded leader of a hippie clan smiled […]

Cult Leader To Handle Own Case

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 25 – Charles M. Manson, leader of the hippie-style nomads charged with murdering actress Sharon Tate and six others, has received permission to defend himself when he goes on trial, but he will have to do so […]

Manson To Be Own Lawyer In Trial For Tate Murders

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 25 – Hippie tribe leader Charles Manson, whose formal education ended at fifth grade in a reform school, will act as his own lawyer at his trial for the slayings of actress Sharon Tate and six other […]

County Youths With Manson?

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 24 – Two missing Ventura County youths are believed to have been members of the psuedo-religious cult ruled by Charles Manson who is charged with directing the murder of movie actress Sharon Tate and seven others. Hugh […]

Judge Again Denies Manson Move to Represent Himself

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 – Hippie cult leader Charles Milles Manson’s request to act as his own attorney at his trial on seven counts of murder was denied for a second time yesterday as a lawyer was named to discuss […]

Accused Mass Murderer Wants to Act as Own Attorney

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23 – Charles Manson, leader of a hippie cult, sparred verbally with a judge yesterday and insisted he be allowed to defend himself against seven counts of murder. The bearded, long-haired Manson finally agreed to discuss with […]

Manson To Enter Plea Today Along With 2 Followers

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 – Charles Manson, accused leader of a hippie murder cult, will come face to face with two of his young female followers today for the first time since they were rounded up in Death Valley. The […]

Butchered Reputations Live On In Tate Deaths

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 – There may have been some other victims, that night when Sharon Tate and her friends were butchered. Reputations. In the first, frantic, frightened days after the crime was discovered, it became fashionable to slander the […]

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’

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 houses last August – that […]

Manson Tells Court He Wants to Defend Self in Tate Case

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 18 – Charles Manson revealed still another side of his multi-faceted character Wednesday when he told a judge he was capable of acting as his own lawyer when the Sharon Tate murder case comes to trial. The […]

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 […]