The Half-Baked Horror of the Tate-LaBianca Murders

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The Manson Household

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Charles Manson is legendary for being as loopy as he was evil, so how did he persuade a bunch of abused younger ladies to observe him? Largely by focusing on abused younger ladies. He stepped off a bus in San Francisco recent off his newest jail stint in 1967 and instantly set about convincing younger ladies who’d run away to affix the hippie motion he was a god. It wasn’t an enormous leap from there to influence them to do his bidding in alternate for ruling the world with him in any case different white folks have been killed in an impending race battle. We’ll get to that.

The Tate Murders

Cielo Drive

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It was underneath these delusions that Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, Linda Kasabian, and Charles “Tex” Watson descended on the house of actress Sharon Tate on August 8, 1969 with directions from Manson to kill everybody inside “as ugly as you’ll be able to.” Apart from Kasabian, who acted as a lookout, they did simply that, viciously slaughtering Tate and her pals Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski, and Abigail Folger. Yeah, that Folger. In addition they killed a poor teenage boy who’d simply been visiting the caretaker out again. Then Atkins wrote “PIG” on the entrance door in Tate’s blood for … effectively, the rationale for that’s up for debate.

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