Frykowski’s hands had been tied together with a towel which he was able to free himself from. He got loose and struggled with his attacker, but was able to make it to the front door. He was not able to get away, though; when he got to the door his attacker had caught up, hit him over the head repeatedly with the butt of his gun, stabbed him numerous times and then shot him twice (Bugliosi & Gentry, 1980). Folger was able to get out a window but was quickly caught
RUNNING HEAD: Portfolio Project 7 and stabbed her to death. Tate was last. She pleaded to be allowed to live long enough to give birth and attempted to do anything to save her child (Bugliosi & Gentry, 1980). Her attackers had other plans; Tate was stabbed sixteen times (Bugliosi & Gentry, 1980). The word “Pig” was written on the front door, People v. Manson et al. , 61 Cal. App. 3d 125. The LaBianca murders occurred the next night. Leno and Rosemary were awoken, tied up and taken to the living room (Bugliosi & Gentry, 1980). Their heads were covered with pillowcases and bound in place with lamp cords. Leno was kept in the living room while Rosemary was taken back to her room. Leno was stabbed with a bayonet (Watson, 1978). Rosemary tried fending off her attackers who had taken her to her room but she was stabbed several times before her attacker returned to the living room to finish off Leno (Watson, 1978. The word “WAR” was carved into his body. Rosemary had succumbed to her first few stab wounds but that didn’t stop her attackers from stabbing her lifeless body more than 40 times (Bugliosi & Gentry, 1980). "Death to the Pigs" was written in blood on a wall in the living room; over a door, "Rise"; and on a refrigerator door, "Healter [sic] Skelter.", People v. Manson et al. , 61 Cal. App. 3d 125. Results and Punishment One week after the murders had occurred, police raided Spahn Ranch, the home of Manson and his family. But the police were not there to arrest them for the murders but rather for car theft (Grabianowski, 2017). After being released on a technicality, they fled. From August to October, no one had tied the Manson family to the murders until one of the members made a confession that they had been connected with the Hinman murder. When investigators had learned this, the pieces to the Tate-LaBianca murders began to fall into place and conveniently all of the suspects were already in jail (Grabianowski, 2017).
RUNNING HEAD: Portfolio Project 8 It was easy to see that Manson was the leader of this group of individuals who had physically committed the murders: Susan Atkins, Patricia Krewinkel, Leslie Van Houten, and Charles Watson. The Tate-LaBianca murder trial would prove to be very chaotic. One of the biggest challenges at the start of the trial was the extradition of Charles Watson from Texas to California. The matter became so convoluted that the DA decided to proceed against Manson and “his girls”. When jury selection began, so did Mansons antics; he requested to ask his potential jurors “a few simple, childlike questions that are real to me in my reality" but was denied (Linder, 2008).
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