Category Archives: Archived News

‘Guilty’ Verdict Before Trial

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 – “The news media have already executed and buried me,” says Charles Manson, head of the hippie clan charged with responsibility for the gruesome murders of actress Sharon Tate and four of her friends. Quite a […]

Hippie Leader Was Vague Says Atkins

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 – Hippie leader Charles Manson never directly ordered his “family” to murder actress Sharon Tate and her house guests or a supermarket owner and his wife, reliable sources said Friday night. The sources, who have had […]

Tate Massacre By The Book?

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 – There is compelling evidence that the murder of actress Sharon Tate and at least six others were part of a grotesque, psychotic drama improvised by Charles Manson from a novel he read over and over. […]

Girl With Accent Answers — After Hinman Killed

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 – The parade swung down Santa Monica’s palm-lined Ocean Avenue that Sunday, July 27. I watched eagerly for my boys — the Bag Pipers of the Nicherin Shoshu, the American Buddhist movement in which I am […]

Tate Suspect Will Be Given Sanity Test

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7 – A court-appointed psychiatrist will examine the youngest defendant in the Sharon Tate-LaBianca slayings to determine if she was sane at the time of the crimes and sane now. The psychiatrist was appointed Tuesday by Superior […]

Hunt Fails for Cult ‘Victim’

CHATSWORTH, Jan. 7 – A three-day search for the remains of missing cowboy-stuntman Donald O’Shea at a movie ranch northwest of the San Fernando Valley ended fruitlessly Tuesday. O’Shea, feared slain at the hands of the Charles Manson hippie cult […]

Defense Asks Evidence In Tate Slayings

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 – Attorneys for Leslie Van Houten, one of six suspects in the Sharon Tate-LaBianca slayings, attempt a legal maneuver today aimed at forcing the prosecution to reveal its evidence in the case. Lawyers for Miss Van […]

Two Appeals In Tate Case Could Reach Top Court

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 – The district attorney’s office says appeals by two of six defendants in the Tate-LaBianca murder cases could eventually reach the U.S. Supreme Court and delay considerably their extradition to California. Deputy Dist. Atty. Vincent T. […]

Suspect In Tate Case Extradited By Texas

AUSTIN, Jan. 6 – The state of Texas yesterday ordered Charles D. Watson extradited to California to stand trial in the slayings last August of Sharon Tate and six others. Watson’s attorney, Bill Boyd of McKinney, Tex., argued during the […]

Fingerprints Told in Extradition Try

MOBILE, Ala., Jan. 5 – Documents sent to Alabama for use in extradition proceedings against Patricia Krenwinkel, indicted here on seven counts of murder in connection with the Sharon Tate slayings, reportedly disclosed that Miss Krenwinkel’s fingerprints were found at […]

Manson Yells at Attorney; Claims He’s Hurting Case

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 – Charles Manson told his attorney to sit down yesterday, claiming the portly lawyer was hurting his case instead of helping it. The 36-year-old Manson hollered at the lawyer, Irving A. Kanarek, as the attorney was […]

Extradition Hearing for 2 in Tate Killing

AUSTIN, Tex, Jan. 5 – Charles Watson and Patricia Krenwinkel, accused of murder and conspiracy in the Sharon Tate and LaBianca slayings, faced extradition hearings today in Austin, Tex., and Mobile, Ala. Attorney Bill Boyd, who represents Watson, and attorney […]

Did Manson Borrow British Cult’s Beliefs?

LONDON, Jan. 4 – Members of a British cult which venerates Satan, Christ and animals, says that Charles Manson, leader of the hippie group accused in the Sharon Tate murders, may have borrowed the cult’s beliefs. A bearded member of […]

Sharon Tate’s Father Given Estate Control

SANTA MONICA, Jan. 3 – The father of slain actress Sharon Tate was appointed administrator of her estate, estimated at $45,000, in a petition approved in Santa Monica Superior Court Friday. In the petition, Miss Tate’s father, Paul Tate, 47, […]

To Divide Tate Estate

SANTA MONICA, Jan. 3 – The $45,400 estate of actress Sharon Tate, who left no will, will be divided among her husband, parents, and sisters, according to court records. A document filed Friday in superior court here by attorneys for […]

Inyo County Official Cited for Work in Tate Case

INDEPENDENCE, Calif., Jan. 1 – Dist. Atty. Frank Fowles of Inyo County made an important contribution to the solution of the Sharon Tate murder case, the county board of supervisors was told this week by the Los Angeles prosecutor who […]

Manson Prepares His Case

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 1 – Charles Manson, the bearded hippie guru accused of master-minding the Sharon Tate murders, is leafing through law books, placing telephone calls and using couriers to prepare his legal defense. The sheriff’s office acknowledged Tuesday Manson, […]

Return of Pair for Trial In Tate Slayings Fought

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 – Attorneys for two of the six persons indicted here for the Tate and La Bianca slayings last August filed legal notices Monday that they will continue to oppose the return of their clients to Los […]

Patricia Krenwinkel Fights Extradition

MOBILE, Ala., Dec. 30 – A 22-year-old Mobile woman has filed a legal petition in circuit court here in the hopes of preventing her removal to Los Angeles where she is under indictment for the Sharon Tate mass slayings. The […]

Movie-Lot Satan Portent Of Death

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 28 – Two months before actress Sharon Tate and four others were murdered in her Hollywood Hills mansion, scenes for a motorcycle gang picture were being shot at the drab Spahn Movie Ranch a few miles away in […]