Category Archives: Archived News

Hippie Girl To Tell All In Tate Murder

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 – When the Los Angeles County grand jury opens its two-day hearing into the Sharon Tate and Leno and Rosemary LaBianca murder cases this morning, the second witness is scheduled to be a soft-spoken, angelic-looking young […]

Manson ‘Black Magic’ Told by Ex-Followers

SHOSHONE, Calif., Dec. 5 – The three men formed an odd partnership. First there was Paul Crockett, a weathered, 50-year-old itinerant handyman-miner. Then there was a young guitar player, Paul Watkins, 19, short, dark-haired and easygoing: and his friend, Brooks […]

Patricia Krenwinkel Rearrested

MOBILE, Ala., Dec. 5 – Mobile police rearrested Patricia Krenwinkel, a suspect in the Sharon Tate murders, within minutes today after her original arrest was ruled invalid. Circuit court Judge Joseph M. Hocklander gave police only 30 minutes to rearrest […]

‘3 Woman All In Black Aided In Tate Slaughter’

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 – Five persons dressed in black and equipped with weapons and a bolt cutter killed actress Sharon Tate and four others and left with $73 from the victims, an attorney said Wednesday. The next night, attorney […]

Jury Hears Tate Case Girl Today

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 – The tall, soft-spoken girl who gave police a major break in the Tate case is expected to testify voluntarily today before the County Grand Jury, which may indict her for multiple murder. It was statements […]

If The World Comes Down ‘I Won’t Talk’

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 – Linda Darlene Kasabian, 20, a member of the Charles Miles Manson “family” of hippies was returned here Wednesday night to face five counts of murder in the slaying of actress Sharon Tate and four others […]

Tate Murder Case Charges Prepared

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 – Murder and conspiracy indictments will be sought against “six or more” members of a cult suspected of the Sharon Tate murders, the district attorney’s office said Thursday. Deputy District Attorney Aaron H. Stovitz said he […]

Woman to Tell All in Murder

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 – A young woman, whose attorney pledges she will tell who killed Sharon Tate and six others, testifies before a grand jury today. Prosecutors are seeking to indict the bearded leader of her hippie-style clan for […]

Cellmate Testifies At Tate Case Grand Jury

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 – The girl who turned informer and broke the mystery of the slaying of actress Sharon Tate and at least half a dozen other persons testified today before a grand jury. Susan Atkins, 21, star witness […]

Hippie Commune Ruled By ‘Black Magic’

DESCRIBE LIFE WITH MANSON: Paul Watkins, 19, left, and Brooks Poston, 21, tell newsmen in Shoshone, Calif., recently of life with Charles Miller Manson, some of whose clan members are held in the slayings of actress Sharon Tate and four […]

Tate Killing Link To Ukiah Murders?

UKIAH, Calif., Dec. 4 – Sheriff Reno Bartolomie has requested the Los Angeles police department to forward photos and fingerprints of suspects in the Sharon Tate slayings to probe the possibility of a link to the 1968 murders south of […]

Texan Charged In Murders May Ask Psychiatric Exam

McKINNEY, Tex., Dec. 4 – Charles D. Watson’s lawyer indicated Wednesday that he will ask psychiatric examination for the bearded former football player, who is charged in one of the California murders at the home of actress Sharon Tate. “I […]

Sharon Tate, Friends Died One By One, Lawyers Say

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 – Despite her pleas to “Let me have my baby,” actress Sharon Tate and four others were killed one by one by members of a nomadic hippie-style band dressed in black for the occasion, two attorneys […]

Hollywood Slayings Suspect Beat Way Oddly From Social Outcast To Hippie Guru

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 4 – Trouble came looking for Charles Miller Manson the day he was born — out of wedlock to a teen-age mother and a father he never laid eyes on. The place: Cincinnati. The date: Nov. 11, […]

Accused Killers Followed ‘Guru’

Chatsworth, Calif., Dec. 4 – Here in the barren, boulder-strewn Santa Susanna mountains, the accused killers of actress Sharon Tate and at least seven other victims lived a life of indolence, free sex, midnight motorcycle races and blind obedience to […]

Manson Appears In Court, Still Leads ‘Family’

HIPPIE CULT LEADER TAKEN TO COURT – Charles Manson, bearded leader of a hippie band linked to the Sharon Tate murders, is escorted to court today in Independence, Calif., for a preliminary hearing on charges of possessing stolen property. With […]

Tate Murder Suspect Returned To California

CONCORD, N.H., Dec. 3 — Linda D. Kasabian, arraigned here yesterday as a fugitive from justice, was to be returned to California before noon to face charges in connection with the killings of actress Sharon Tate and six other persons […]

They Came to Kill

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 3 — They came to kill Sharon Tate and her friends. No one knows why. Last Aug. 9 sometime near midnight, a mass murder in Benedict Canyon left five persons dead and the motion picture colony in a […]

Prosecutor Won’t Tolerate ‘Gag’ On Slaying Data

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Dec. 3 — Dist. Atty. Evelle J. Younger says he won’t tolerate any court ordered “gag rule” on information in the Sharon Tate slayings despite a precedent in the Sirhan B. Sirhan case. Younger said Tuesday he […]

Police Preparing Case Against 7

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 — Police prepared a grand jury case against at least seven persons today in the Sharon Tate slaying, linked by an attorney to a cult of hippies who knew their leader as “God” and “Satan.” A […]