Parole denied for Manson follower for slayings in 1969
A California panel on Friday denied parole for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson convicted of slayings more than a half-century ago. Bruce Davis was previously recommended for parole seven times, but those findings were rejected by three consecutive governors. "They said he lacks empathy," Michael Beckman, Davis’ attorney, said after the hearing before two parole commissioners.news.yahoo.com
Parole recommended for California follower of Charles Manson
A California parole panel recommended the release of Patricia Krenwinkel for the first time Thursday, more than five decades after she and other followers of cult leader Charles Manson terrorized the state and she wrote “Helter Skelter” on a wall using the blood of one of their victims. Krenwinkel, 74, was previously denied parole 14 times for the slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four other people in 1969. The parole recommendation will be reviewed by the state parole board's legal division before likely going to Gov. Gavin Newsom for a decision within five months.news.yahoo.com
California high court won't hear Manson follower parole case
The California Supreme Court has denied a potential bid for freedom by Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten following Gov. Gavin Newsom's rejection of her parole. The court on Wednesday refused to hear Van Houten's appeal of a lower court ruling last December that denied her petition for a review.news.yahoo.com
Parole recommended for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten
A California parole panel on Tuesday recommended for the fifth time that Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten be freed from prison, decisions previously rejected by two governors. Van Houten, 72, is serving a life sentence for helping Manson and other cult members kill Los Angeles grocer Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary, in August 1969. The slayings came the day after other Manson followers, but not Van Houten, killed pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four others.news.yahoo.com
Former Cult Member Answers Cult Questions From Twitter
Dr. Janja Lalich, a sociologist who used to be in a cult, answers the internet's burning questions about cults. How did Charles Manson get a cult following? What's the best movie about cults? Why did everyone in the Heaven's Gate cult wear Nikes? How do people get brainwashed? Dr. Janja answers all these questions and much more!news.yahoo.com
Tarantino has deal for 2 books on films, including 1 his own
The Oscar-winning director has a two-book deal with Harper, beginning with a novelization of “Once Upon a Time ... In Hollywood” was released in 2019 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as an actor and Brad Pitt as his stunt double. “In the ‘70s movie novelizations were the first adult books I grew up reading," Tarantino said in a statement Tuesday. “I see myself writing film books and starting to write theater, so I’ll still be creative. I just think I’ve given all I have to give to movies.”_____AP Film Writer Jake Coyle contributed to this report.
Parole rejected for Charles Manson follower after 50 years
A third consecutive California governor is blocking parole for the former follower of late cult leader Charles Manson, 50 years after the hippy "family" terrorized Southern California. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)SACRAMENTO, CA – A third consecutive California governor is blocking parole for a former follower of late cult leader Charles Manson who has been in prison for decades for two of the Manson family’s slayings in the 1960s. Gavin Newsom on Friday reversed a parole recommendation for Bruce Davis, now 77, for the 1969 slayings of musician Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea. He is rehabilitated and has been for a long time.”Davis was convicted with Manson and another follower, Steve Grogan, in the two slayings. Manson followers Leslie Van Houten, 70; Patricia Krenwinkel, 71; and Charles "Tex" Watson, 73, are imprisoned for the Tate killings.
How CBS News covered the Manson murders
CBS News coverageCBS News correspondent Josh Darsa was at the scene to cover the murders. "Authorities would allow no one in an unofficial capacity inside the posh $200,000 home in the hills overlooking Los Angeles," Darsa reported. "There were signs of a struggle in the main house and also in the guest house in the rear," he said. Manson Family convictionsManson was the leader of the "Manson Family" cult. Three women were convicted along with Manson in the murders.cbsnews.com
Key figures in Manson case: Cult disciples, rich and famous
He testified at his 2014 parole hearing that he attacked Shea with a knife and held a gun on Hinman while Charles Manson cut Hinman's face with a sword. (Files via AP)LOS ANGELES (AP) It was 50 years ago this week that Charles Manson dispatched a group of disaffected young followers on a two-night killing rampage that terrorized Los Angeles. At trial, she testified she was "stoned on acid" and didn't know how many times she stabbed Tate as the actress begged for her life. Atkins, who became a born-again Christian in prison and denounced Manson, tearfully recounted that confrontation during a parole hearing years later. She held down Rosemary LaBianca with a pillowcase over her head as others stabbed LaBianca dozens of times.yahoo.com
Huge Home Where Mansons Murdered Family Is Up for Sale
The Los Angeles estate where the Manson Family committed the heinous murder of the LaBianca family 50 years ago is on the market for $1.98 million. One night after followers of Charles Manson murdered actress Sharon Tate, her unborn baby and four others, Manson Family members made their way to the LaBianca home and tied up husband and wife Leno and Rosemary. Realtor Robert Giambalvo believes its time to forget the home's gruesome past and focus on what it offers today. He added that its peacefulness, serenity, privacy should be enough to be attractive to potential buyers. According to California law, owners are not required to disclose any deaths on the property if they occurred more than three years before the sale.
How Margot Robbie Transformed Into Sharon Tate
Actress Margot Robbie transforms into '60s style icon Sharon Tate for the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film, "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.Lauren Lepire is the owner of Timeless Vixen and helped create Robbie's vintage look for the anticipated movie. Sharon Tate was really about being an individual and being comfortable, Lepire said. Some of the iconic styles Tate donned that Robbie matches are a knit cotton dress with a turtleneck collar, an orange mini dress and go-go boots. Brad Pitt also stars in the film, and his threads are also an homage to the era. We wanted to go with handcrafted leather, a lot of brown tones, the '60s is more of a narrower collar, he said.
Charles Manson's Son Says He Wishes He'd Gotten to Know Him Before His Death
Michael Brunner, the biological son of Charles Manson, told The Los Angeles Times his father wasn't so bad. Ninety-five percent of [the] public looks at Charlie as a mass murdering dog and I dont think that is who he is, Brunner told the paper. You know, I really just dont think about him. He said right before Mansons death he emailed his dad and received a postcard from him that said, "Write on. Write, write, write on."
Sharon Tate Returns to Hollywood in New Quentin Tarantino Film 'Once Upon a Time in
Sharon Tate is returning to Hollywood. Born in 1943, the bright-eyed girl from Texas came to Hollywood with dreams of making it big. Manson charmed young newcomers to California and spread his dangerous ideas of a race war to his followers. One of Mansons followers, Susan Atkins, stabbed Tate 16 times as she begged for her and her sons lives. RELATED STORIESHilary Duff Shares Pic in Sharon Tate Role, as Manson Victim's Sister Blasts Film as 'Tasteless'Teen Allegedly Stabs Older Brother: 'I'd Rather Be in Jail Than 8 Hours in the Car With Him'Well-Known American Biologist Vanishes While Attending Conference in Crete
Parole recommendation for Manson follower draws outrage
A former Charles Manson follower convicted of murder is one step closer to freedom, as a California panel recommended parole Thursday for 66-year-old Leslie van Houten. She was the youngest member of the Manson family during its notorious 1969 killing spree. Carter Evans reports.cbsnews.com