On the following day, August 9, Mrs. Chapman returned to the Cielo Drive residence and discovered a ghastly scene. The police were summoned and on investigation located five victims of a brutal homicide. Just inside the entrance to the residence and near the entry gate they located a Rambler automobile. Inside of the vehicle they found the body of Steve Parent. The bodies of Frykowski and Folger were on the front lawn. In the living room, connected by a piece of rope, police located the bodies of Tate and Jay Sebring. A towel was wrapped [**4] around Sebring’s neck and covered his face.
Substantial amounts of blood and blood trails were found about the property. The word “Pig” was written in blood on the front door. n4 [*125] Examination of the bodies by the coroner revealed that the victims suffered numerous injuries. Tate suffered 16 stab wounds. Folger was found to have been stabbed 28 times. Sebring’s body showed seven penetrating stab wounds and one fatal gunshot wound. Frykowski’s body exhibited 51 stab wounds and his scalp had 13 lacerations apparently inflicted with a blunt instrument; Frykowski’s body had two gunshot wounds. Parent’s body had five gunshot wounds.
The blood was determined to be that of Sharon Tate Polanski.
There was no apparent evidence of ransacking or larceny. Jewelry and some money were found on the victims and on the premises.
THE LA BIANCA MURDERS: On August 10, 1969 Frank Struthers, the 16-year old son of Rosemary La Bianca, returned from a vacation to his home at 3267 Waverly Drive. Expecting to find his mother and stepfather, Leno La Bianca, Struthers instead discovered the dead body of Leno La Bianca. Police were summoned to the residence. Mr. La Bianca’s [**5] body was in the living room, his face covered with a blood-soaked pillow case. His hands were tied behind his back with a leather thong. A carving fork was stuck in his stomach, the two tines inserted down to the place where they divide. On Mr. La Bianca’s stomach was scratched the word “War.” An electric cord was knotted around his neck. The coroner’s examination revealed 13 stab wounds, in addition to the scratches, and 14 puncture wounds apparently made by the tines of the carving fork. A knife was found protruding from his neck.
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Mrs. La Bianca’s body was found in a front bedroom. Her hands were tied with an electric cord. A pillow case was over her head and an electric cord was wound about her neck. Her body revealed 41 separate stab wounds.
There was no apparent evidence of ransacking. Except for Rosemary La Bianca’s wallet, no property appeared to be missing from the victim’s bodies or from their home. n5
The residence contained several diamond rings, wristwatches, expensive camera equipment, coin collections and many rifles and guns.
“Death to the Pigs” was written in blood on a wall in the living room; over a door, “Rise”; and on a refrigerator [**6] door, “Healter [sic] Skelter.”
The car was parked and all four got out. With [**18] Watson carrying some rope, they proceeded up a hill, over an embankment or fence and into the outer premises of a private residence. A car approached towards a gate opening onto the street. As it stopped, Watson leaped forward with gun in hand. The driver said, “Please don’t hurt me I won’t say anything.” Watson shot him. n13 Kasabian saw the driver slump over. Tex turned off the ignition.
Kasabian testified she heard four shots. The coroner testified his examination revealed five separate gunshot wounds.
[*132] They proceeded to the house. Watson ordered Kasabian to go to the back to look for open doors or windows. She did as directed, found none, and returned to the front of the house. Kasabian saw Watson cut a window screen. She did not, however, see anyone enter the house as Watson then told her to return to the “car” to stand lookout. n14 She did as directed.
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The clear implication of this testimony is the “car” into which Watson had fired gunshots.
Within a few minutes Kasabian heard screams and the words “No, please, no” coming from the house. She ran to the house.She saw a man exiting with blood on his face. The man fell to the ground. [**19] Atkins came out and Kasabian said “Sadie, please make it stop.” n15 Atkins replied, “It is too late.” While these remarks were being exchanged the man who had fallen got up. He was attacked by Watson who stabbed and clubbed him. Kasabian observed Krenwinkel with a knife in her hand chasing a woman. Kasabian ran back to the car Watson had parked.
Susan Atkins used the alias Sadie Glutz.
Eventually Krenwinkel, Atkins and Watson returned to that car. They had blood on their clothes. Watson got behind the wheel, the others got in, and they all left. Kasabian discovered they no longer had her knife with them and that a portion of the grip of the gun was broken. n16 It had been intact when she saw it earlier that night. In the course of traveling away from the residence Watson, Atkins and Krenwinkel changed clothes. At Watson’s direction Kasabian threw the removed clothing out of the car and later did the same with the remaining knives. The group returned to the Spahn ranch to find Manson outside waiting for them. He asked if they felt any remorse and they said no. He directed them not to talk about the event with anyone at the ranch and to get some sleep. They [**20] then retired.
A gun matching the description given by Kasabian was found later, approximately 1.8 miles away. Broken pieces of the grip found at Cielo Drive fit the weapon found. A knife similar to that described by Kasabian was found at the Cielo Drive premises.
The handgun was found by an 11-year-old boy on September 1, 1969. He located it on a hillside by his home, just off of Beverly Glen Road, approximately 1.8 miles from the Tate residence.
LA BIANCA MURDER: Manson entered the La Biancas’ residence and subdued them.When he left he had in his possession Mrs. La Bianca’s wallet, presumably taken from her person or from within her immediate presence. As Kasabian disclosed, it was Manson’s declared intention to place this wallet some place where it could be found by a Black person, thereby implicating the Black community with the commission of that crime. This evidence has a tendency to reasonably demonstrate that Manson harbored the intent to steal even prior to his entry into the La Bianca home. The evidence is sufficient [**179] to find that either a burglary or robbery occurred.
On August 9, 1969 the seven innocent victims of the Tate-LaBianca murders were senselessly slain by a vicious cult and their leader Charles Manson… Manson’s childhood was a troubled one, he was born Charles Milles Maddox on November 12, 1934 to sixteen year old Kathleen Maddox in Cincinnati, Ohio. Shortly after his birth, his mother married William Manson which gave him the name that is so well ...
In connection with the La Bianca murders, we must also determine whether the robbery terminated before the La Biancas were killed. Appellants, of course, contend the robbery was complete before the killings and demand reversal on the ground the felony-murder rule instruction was therefore improper. We disagree. Within the extraordinary facts of this case the jury could have concluded either way.
When Manson exited the La Bianca residence he implied the occupants were tied-up but alive. At that time he directed Watson, Krenwinkel and Van Houten to perpetrate the killings. Assuming the La Biancas were then in fact still alive, the proximity in time of their [*209] subsequent death is sufficient to cement together the burglary-robbery and the homicides as one indivisible transaction.