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Manson Found Guilty of Trafficking Drugs in Prison

CORCORAN, Calif., Jun. 11 – Charles Manson had his visitation, day room and commissary privileges restricted after being found guilty of trafficking drugs in prison, a corrections official said. After a hearing Monday, Manson was ordered into administrative isolation, said […]

Van Houten Could Have Deceived Psychiatrists, a Specialist Testifies

LOS ANGELES, May 24 – Leslie Van Houten could have deceived psychiatrists into taking a favorable defense stance at her murder retrial, one of several specialists who have examined the former Charles Manson cultist testified yesterday. During cross-examination, Dr. Keith […]

Prosecutor to End Van Houten Case

LOS ANGELES, May 17 – Prosecutor Stephen Kay plans to wind up his case against Leslie Van Houten today in the retrial of the former Charles Manson follower for the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. On Monday, Kay completed […]

Roman Polanski and the Hounds of Hell

May 1 – Roman Polanski’s films are macabre, heavy with themes of isolation, rage, guilt and humiliation. “He seems to have been born with fixed and pessimistic conclusions about the human condition,” says a Polanski compatriot and journalist. His life, […]

Court Blisters Manson Prosecutors

May 21 – Conduct of the prosecution in the 1970 mass murder trial of the Charles Manson family was questioned caustically Thursday by the state Court of Appeal during oral arguments on whether the convictions should be overturned. The jibes […]

‘Helter Skelter’ an April Fool

Apr. 1 – A poster arrived from CBS last week proclaiming in jagged, blood-red letters that “Helter Skelter” would be shown in two parts, tonight and Friday night. Then KNXT yelled “April fool!” or words to that effect. The local […]

No ‘Family’ Exists, Media Created It Manson Testifies

AFTER TESTIMONY – Charles Manson leaving courtroom where he appeared as a witness in behalf of Catherine (Gypsy) Share. Manson, wearing his hair cut short, is manacled hand and foot. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 27 – Charles Manson testified Monday that […]

Suit Filed Against Ex-Milford Woman, Linda Kasabian

KEENE, N.H. – A $650,000 suit against Linda Kasabian, formerly of Milford, star witness in the Sharon Tate trial, has been filed in Cheshire County Superior Court on behalf of the son of one of the murder victims. Hanna Promisca, […]

MANSON CONFESSION; Tells of Order To Kill Hinman

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 – Cult leader Charles Manson today in court calmly admitted to a detective that he had struck musician Gary Hinman in the head with a sword, held a gun on him and then ordered his death. […]

5 Children Abandoned In Desert

Newsman looks into a tunnel at the end of a chicken coop where sheriff deputies found five children living. The five children are believed to be the children of Dennis Rice, former member of the Charles Manson “family”, hippie cult […]

Bugliosi Says Final Decision to Kill Was Up to 3 Girls, Watson

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 25 – Prosecutor Vincent T. Bugliosi Wednesday described Charles Manson as an evil, satanic killer who sent out his followers to murder the seven Tate-LaBianca victims. But, he declared in a powerful argument in the penalty phase […]

Manson: The ‘Why’ Remains

Jan. 27 – A jury of representative citizens has pondered the evidence and reached its verdict, and now the long and arduous trial phase of the Manson murder case is over. Ahead lies still more testimony as prelude to the […]

Judge Rejects Printed Note’s Use as Evidence in Tate Trial

Rules Misspelled ‘Healter Skelter’ Inscription Found on Court Pad of Defendant and at Death Scene Lacks Value LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 – The prosecution tried but failed Thursday to introduce evidence that Patricia Krenwinkel printed the inscription “Healter Skelter” as […]

Manson Visited Tate Residence, Witness Reveals

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 – Charles Manson visited Sharon Tate’s rented estate less than five months before she and four others were murdered there, the owner of the property testified Wednesday at the Tate-LaBianca trial.  Rudy Altobelli, who then lived […]

14 Major Fires Rage Out of Control

256 Homes Destroyed as Flames Burn 180,000 Acres LOS ANGELES, Sept. 27 – The worst series of brushfires in Southern California history — including four which joined in one blazing perimeter from Newhall to Malibu — burned out of control […]

Claimant of Gun in Manson Case Dies

Aug. 7 – Death has eliminated a prospective prosecution witness in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial — a movie stunt man who claimed ownership of the gun thought to have been used in the first night’s slaughter. Goateed, one-armed Joseph Randall, […]

Linda Only ‘Lied a Little,’ Miamian Says

Miami, Aug. 7 – A Miami woman said today she had been “scared” into testifying for the defense in the Sharon Tate murder trial. And, she said, she was never given a chance on the stand to explain her testimony […]

Manson Due to Meet Susan Atkins Today

LOS ANGELES, Mar. 5 – Charles M. Manson, who allegedly gave the orders which led to the killing last August of actress Sharon Tate and six others, is scheduled to meet today with Susan Denise Atkins, the principal witness against […]

Police Find Gun Believed Used in Slaying of 3 Tate Victims

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20 — Police have found the gun believed used in the slayings of three of the five victims in the Tate murder case, it was learned Friday. The long-barreled .22-caliber handgun reportedly was located earlier in the […]

Sharon Tate’s Father Became a ‘Hippie’ to Hunt Murder Clues

PALOS VERDES, Dec. 4 – For four months actress Sharon Tate’s father masqueraded as a hippie trying to track down leads on the five senseless Benedict Canyon murders. Handsome, youthful appearing Paul J. Tate, 46, grew a moustache and beard […]

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