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Er--which crime is in question with this one?
Well, if you check out the door on the right . . .
Yikes. I was kind of hoping it was the underage girl problem...
Has there ever been a serious book or essay about this matter? I was too young at the time and all I can find is morbid gossip. I'd like to find out more...
H.P.L., the definitive work is still Bugliosi's Helter Skelter. Bugliosi was the chief prosecutor on the case, and his book focuses on the facts, not all the lurid innuendo and supposition. The television movie of the book was also surprisingly good, with Steve Railsback as Manson and Texas Chainsaw Massacre's Marilyn Burns' as Linda Kasabian, the key prosecution witness. It is amazing that a bunch of crackpots still idolize Manson.
I still remember the shock seeing crime scene photos of this tragedy at the Museum of Death - pure evil.
Thanks a lot, Fred! I'll check it out!!
You're welcome h.p.l. I used to date an assistant LA County DA and she allowed me the (mis)fortune of viewing this and other files (they were reviewing all files going back 30 years which involved jailhouse informants). Some things you grow to wish you'd never seen.
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