Tate Case Suspect Gets Delay
Saturday, December 20th, 1969
MOBILE, Ala., Dec. 20 – Attorneys for a young woman charged in the Sharon Tate mass killing case Friday were given until Dec. 29 to say whether she will fight extradition to Los Angeles.
Circuit Judge Joseph M. Hocklander Jr., set the deadline after a brief arraignment hearing for Patricia Krenwinkel, 22.
A copy of a warrant from Alabama Gov. Albert Brewer honoring a California extradition request was read to her during the hearing.
The warrant said she was indicted on seven counts of murder and one charge of conspiracy.
Defense attorney M. A. Marsal conferred with Miss Krenwinkel for about 10 minutes in a witness room off from the courtroom after the hearing.
Marsal later told newsmen he had not decided whether he would file a motion for a writ of habeas corpus seeking her release. He gave no indication when the decision will be made.
Miss Krenwinkel, a native of Los Angeles, wore the same demure orange dress with white collar and cuffs she had worn during two previous court appearances since her arrest on a Mobile street Dec. 1.
Her long brown hair was tied with ribbons on each side.
She remained mute in the courtroom but turned and gave a broad smile to the Rev. T. J. Kalili of the Cloverleaf Baptist Church in Mobile. The minister said he met Miss Krenwinkel about three years ago at the church.
The defendant also said nothing as she was led down a corridor jammed with television photographers and reporters.
Her mother, Dorothy Krenwinkel, who lives in nearby Theodore, was not in the courtroom during the hearing. The parents are separated. The father, Joseph Krenwinkel, resides in the Los Angeles area.
Miss Krenwinkel, two other young women and two men have been indicted in Los Angeles on murder charges in the slayings of actress Sharon Tate and six other persons in August.