I, as a prosecutor, and you folks as members of the jury, cannot help it, we cannot help it if Manson had this wild, crazy idea about Helter Skelter. It is not our fault. Manson is the one that made the evidence, not we. We can only deal with the evidence that presents itself. That is what the evidence was that came from that witness stand.
On the very day of the Tate murders, a matter of hours before these five murders, Linda Kasabian testified that Manson said: 'Now is the time for Helter Skelter. True Crime: Kidnapping Survivors. It's a good one to rock with, you know. We're stealing it back.
But several new books delving into the Manson case all poke holes in the Helter Skelter motive. Apparently that was possible. You found something that I did not find Some things may have gotten past me. My whole history would be opposed to that.
Depositing the other three Family members who had departed Spahn with him that evening at the man's apartment building, Manson drove back to Spahn Ranch, leaving them and the LaBianca killers to hitchhike home. The trial began June 15, Charles Manson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in UMKC Law. In the first days of November , Manson established the Family at alternative headquarters in Death Valley 's environs, where they occupied two unused or little-used ranches, Myers and Barker. Si No. His followers committed a series of nine murders at four locations in July and August
And number two It's preposterous. It's silly.
At worst , in their eyes, they thought he might attack some Black Panthers. County Sheriff's Office in "Make no arrests, take no police action toward Manson or his followers.
In his autobiography Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures in the Counterculture , Paul Krassner who just died in July , recalled Guillory telling him in a similar-sounding conversation about the Manson case, "It appeared to me that the raid was more or less staged as an afterthought So the hypothesis I put forward is, either we didn't have them under surveillance for grand-theft-auto because it was a big farce, or else they were under surveillance by somebody much higher than the Sheriff's Department, and they did go through this scenario of killing at the Tate house and then come back, and then we went through the motions to do our raid.
Either they were under surveillance at the time, which means somebody must have seen them go to the Tate house and commit the killings, or else they weren't under surveillance. When he was first arrested, Beausoleil also unconvincingly suggested that the Black Panthers were responsible, that he had bought the Fiat he was driving, in which police found the murder weapon, from a Black Panther.
It was to instill fear into the pigs and to bring on judgment day which is here now for all. He said on the stand: "Helter Skelter means confusion. It doesn't mean any war with anyone.
It doesn't mean that those people are going to kill other people. It only means what it means. Helter Skelter is confusion. Confusion is coming down fast. If you don't see the confusion coming down fast, you can call it what you wish. It's not my conspiracy. It is not my music. I hear what it relates.
It says, 'Rise! I didn't write the music. I am not the person who projected it into your social consciousness. The narrative served to appease "a very terrified and upset public," he continued. And, "there was an actual, legal reason for them to create this thing, because they couldn't convict Manson, so they created a narrative that made his conduct illegal What they actually argued was this 'Helter Skelter' race war [that he touted to his followers] was such that it made him vicariously responsible.
His ideology made him responsible for the murders. At the same time, Manson supposedly envisioned, white people in general would assume that black people were responsible for the murders and the race war would commence. The author cites a storied recording of a phone call which at some point fell off the face of the earth so he could only rely on others' memories of it made by Beausoleil from jail to Spahn Ranch. Linda Kasabian is said to have answered and Beauloseil told her that he needed help and to "leave a sign.
Burton Katz, who prosecuted Beausoleil for the Hinman murder at a second trial, also told O'Neill that he thought Bugliosi mainly wanted "something sexy" to explain the Tate-LaBianca killings, or more sexy than a copycat motive, at least.
Day writes in his book that it "seems fairly apparent that Sadie's [Atkin's] intention was to stage the crime scene [at the Tate house] to make it look like the person who had killed Gary Hinman was still on the loose. None of which would explain why they went out the next night to the LaBiancas, as well. The more fanatical theory almost makes more sense in the second case. Bobby Beausoleil, who remains in prison for Hinman's murder, told Day, "The second night at the LaBiancas was to cover up for what Charlie had inadvertently done the first night, which was to kill a house full of people.
He didn't realize it was going to be this big thing that had unfolded up there at the house on Cielo. He didn't know that Terry Melcher had rented the place out, so it basically turned into a fiasco. That's critical because it's not what Bugliosi was saying—[which is] that Charlie was just sending people out to kill, willy nilly. It was the family home that Leno had grown up in, but he and Rosemary didn't move in until after True had moved out from next door.
Kay acknowledged to Day that they didn't have evidence of Manson directly telling Watson, Atkins, Krenwinkel, Van Houten and Kasabian to go out and kill people, or to ignite "Helter Skelter," on the nights in question. I doubt we would have convicted Manson without her. He felt that way, he relished that depiction of himself. He was still a rapist, racist and master manipulator whose actions and words resulted in people dying.
News in a recent interview. And when Tex Watson told her that he had killed someone because Charlie told him to, Lake didn't leave.
podkova-m.ru/modules/2020-03-23/2416-luchshie-sayti.php She was scared and, simply, she had nowhere to go. Eventually Lake was called to testify for the prosecution, and when asked if she had loved Manson, she said yes. Manson, she loved everybody,'" she recalled. Lake's origin story—already emancipated at 14 from her itinerant hippie parents—was unusual in and of itself, but her susceptibility to Manson's charms was not. Susan Atkins' parents were alcoholics and she said that she had been molested by her brother and his friends.
Patricia Krenwinkel had a hormone deficiency that made her particularly insecure about her looks and she turned to drugs and alcohol as a teenager. Times , and even turned into a paperback book. Take, as well, the case of Terry Melcher, the hotshot record producer and son of Doris Day.
According to the official record, Melcher and Manson met a handful of times in social situations — Manson had been close with Dennis Wilson, and the Beach Boys drummer would take him around to house parties or clubs on the Sunset Strip. DeCarlo told the cops that, weeks after the murders, he saw Melcher get on his knees in front of him, begging forgiveness. Melcher died in Vincent Bugliosi, who prosecuted the Manson killers, was only three months older than Charlie.
In the Project, which was meant to study how different-sized PO caseloads affect the recidivism rates of parolees, each officer was given a different number of cases. Though Smith was initially given about 40 cases, by the end of the year, he had just one: Charles Manson. David Smith, as a place for the rapidly expanding hippie population to find cheap medical care. That Charlie and his girls would go on a regular basis free love meant free STDS, which often needed treating is no secret; Bugliosi wrote about it himself in his brief section on this period.