9:30 A.M.

(Upon the above date, the defendant appearing in court with his counsel, Sam Bubrick, the People being represented by Stephen Kay, Deputy District Attorney of Los Angeles County, the following proceedings were had before thestionorable Malcolm M. Lucas, Judge Presiding, in Department 100:)

THE COURT: Call the matter of Charles Watson.

MR. KAY: Stephen Kay.

MR. BUBRICK: Your Honor, that defendant is present and before the Court.

As your Honor knows, Mr. Watson has been in the process of being examined at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA.They have spent some 25 hours with him now. It is my feeling -- and, of course, I’ve confirmed this with the doctors -- that that investigation is as yet not completed.

I am going back to Texas on Friday of this week in an effort to collect some more information at their request. I would therefore ask that this matter be continued until May 10th for plea.

THE COURT: All right. What is the position of the People?

MR. KAY: There is no objection.

THE COURT: All right. The matter will be continued until May 10th at 9:00 a.m.

(Whereupon, the matter was continued to May 10. 1971, at 9:00 a.m. in Department 100)