• Manson Jury In Isolation

Manson Jury In Isolation

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 — The jury deliberating in second murder trial of Charles Manson was sequestered for the weekend Friday after failing to reach a verdict.

Manson, 36, is charged in the slayings of Donald “Shorty” Shea, a ranch hand, and Gary Hinman, musician.

He has been condemned to death for the murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, the same year Hinman’s mutilated body was found in his Topanga Canyon home and Shea disappeared. Shea’s body has never been found.

The Los Angeles Superior Court jury has completed 33 hours of deliberations and is to meet again at 9 a.m. Monday.

Meanwhile, Manson family member Mary Brunner Friday was granted a severance of her trials on charges of murder and perjury.

Miss Brunner, 27, also is charged with the slaying of Gary Hinman and is also accused of perjury stemming from her testimony at trials of other defendants accused of his killing.

Defense lawyer Howard Weitzman challenged the grand jury indictment against Miss Brunner on grounds the murder and perjury counts were improperly joined. She also faces trial for two armed robberies.

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