Category Archives: Archived News

Barefoot Manson On Trial

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 — A barefooted Charles Manson appeared unconcerned in court Tuesday as the prosecution set out to prove his participation in two more slayings. Los Angeles County Dep. Dist. Atty. Anthony C. Manzella Jr., in an opening […]

Prosecution Claims Motive In Manson Murder Trial

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5 — Charles Manson thought Donald “Shorty” Shea was responsible for his trouble with the law and that was the motive for the movie stuntman’s alleged murder, the prosecution claimed yesterday. Dep. Dist. Atty. Anthony C. Manzella. […]

County Questions Rule On Reporter Contempt

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 — The Board of Supervisors today decided to ask state Atty. Gen. Evelle J. Younger for an independent opinion on whether a news reporter should be forced to reveal his sources of information after leaving his […]

Charles Watson Goes to Trial in Tate Deaths

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 — The second Tate-LaBianca trial began yesterday with Charles “Tex” Watson the lone defendant and the state ready to call members of Hollywood’s younger sat to testify Watson had been a guest at the actress’ home. […]

Order Manson, Followers to Pay $500,000 in Death

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 30 — A federal judge yesterday ordered Charles Manson and four others to pay a total of $500,000 in damages over the death of Voityck Frykowski, one of the victims in the Tate-LaBianca murders. U.S. District Court […]

‘Silent’ Newsman Ordered to Jail

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 29 — Former Herald-Examiner reporter William Farr Wednesday was ordered in Los Angeles to jail until he tells a judge the specific source of information for a news story he wrote alleging the Manson “family” planned to […]

Trial Slated to Start Today In $2,000,000 Murder Suit

Family of Manson murder victim, Voityck Frykowski, outside of court Tuesday. (Left to right ) Mother Teo Fila Frykowski, brother George, and son Bartek, 12. LOS ANGELES, Jul. 29 — The trial of a $2,000,000 wrongful death suit brought against […]

Investigators Connect Blaze in Glendale Gun Shop to Shea, Hinman Murder Trial

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 27 — The investigation into a fire at a Glendale gun shop took a new turn yesterday when it was disclosed that the place figured in a murder case involving Charles Manson and his followers. A man […]

‘Manson Gives Communes Bad Name’

RIVERSIDE, Calif., Jul. 26 — Charles Manson has given communes a bad name, says a doctor who has studied the commune movement in California. Dr. David E. Smith says the trend toward group living was thriving until the bizarre life […]

Jury Members Selected for Another Manson Trial

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 25 — A jury of eight men and four women has been selected to try condemned killer Charles Manson for the Hinman-Shea murders. Selection began immediately for four alternate jurors in case one of the first 12 […]

Widow of Manson Case Figure Trial Witness

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 22 — The widow of stuntman Donald (Shorty) Shea testified yesterday he would not have disappeared voluntarily at the time of his alleged decapitation murder in August, 1969. Magdalene Shea, 27, was the leadoff witness for the […]

Blame Manson Racial Hatred

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 21 — Prosecutors contend Charles Manson sanctioned the decapitation of a Hollywood stuntman because the white man married a black woman. “Manson hated Negroes,” Dep. Dist Atty. Burton Katz told jurors Tuesday. “He believed they are inferior […]

Sharon Tate Trial Writer Held in Contempt of Court

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 20 — Former Herald-Examiner reporter William Farr yesterday was found in contempt of court for refusing to answer questions on the specific source of an article he wrote during the Tate-Labianca murder trial. In the article, published […]

Manson Refuses to Give Direct Reply

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 16 — Charles Manson refused to give a straight answer Thursday when the judge at his trial for two additional murders asked the cult leader if he still wanted to enter a guilty plea. Manson interrupted jury […]

Plea Shift By Manson To Innocent

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 15 — Charles Manson, who said Wednesday he wanted to plead guilty to two murders and added “I’ll admit I chopped his head off,” indicated today he’s changed his mind. “As tired as I was I was […]

Prosecutor In Manson Trial Given Plaque

Los Angeles County Supervisor Ernest E. Debs (left) and District Attorney Joseph Busch Jr. (right) present Deputy District Attorney Vincent T. Bugliosi with a plaque for his prosecution in the Manson case. LOS ANGELES, Jul. 11 — Dep. Dist. Atty. […]

Attempt is Made on Life of Tate-LaBianca Witness

Ronnie Howard, a witness in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial, examines bullet hole in the wall of her Hollywood apartment yesterday. LOS ANGELES, Jul. 11 — A key prosecution witness in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial was the target of sniper gunfire […]

‘Tex’ Watson Murder Case Trial Delayed

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 9 — The trial of Charles “Tex” Watson, the fifth defendant in the Tate-LaBianca murder case, has been postponed until Aug. 2, it was learned yesterday. The trial had been scheduled for July 19. In another development, […]

‘Manson Family’ Children Reunited With Mother

LOS ANGELES, Jul. 8 — The four “Manson family children,” trained to hide in holes to prepare for the revolution, were back with their mother today, but it will be up to child welfare authorities in Northern California to decide […]

Manson ‘Juror’ Excused

Charles Manson models his new outfit. Silver swastikas rampant on a field of black. LOS ANGELES, Jun. 24 — A prospective juror in the second murder trial of Charles Manson was excused Wednesday when he traded verbal insults with the […]