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Exclusive: New Evidence Possible in Manson Family Murders
NBC Los Angeles ^ | May 24, 2012 | Olsen Ebright and Patrick Healy

Posted on 05/24/2012 6:18:05 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Possible new evidence has surfaced in the Manson Family murders and police are poised to hear it for the first time, according to documents obtained by NBC4.

In a letter dated March 19, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck requested "eight hours or so" of audio recordings between attorney Bill Boyd and his then-client Charles "Tex" Watson, according to a U.S. bankruptcy filing.

Watson, the former right-hand man of Charles Manson, is currently serving a life sentence for his involvement in the 1969 Manson Family murders.

Although the LAPD has yet to receive the recordings, police believe the interviews could contain information about unsolved murders.

"The LAPD has information that Mr. Watson discussed additional unsolved murders committed by followers of Charles Manson," Beck wrote in a request to a trustee with the U.S. Department of Justice.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbclosangeles.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: billboyd; california; charlesmanson; charlestexwatson; charliebeck; mansonfamily

1 posted on 05/24/2012 6:18:10 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Charlie Manson was OWS before OWS was cool.
Charlie don’t surf.
“I’m just a reflection of Youuuu”.


2 posted on 05/24/2012 6:22:59 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If these tapes are a discussion between Watson and his attorney, then I can imagine they can be valid evidence in a murder trial. How can they even be public?


3 posted on 05/24/2012 6:23:47 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How is it Timothy McVeigh received a swift execution, yet this Manson puke still draws breath?


4 posted on 05/24/2012 6:26:08 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Free ThinkerNY

My worry is they’ll find some misconduct on the part of someone and reason that Manson and some of his crew deserve to be set free.

This guy and his followers should never be allowed to mix with the public again.


5 posted on 05/24/2012 6:26:34 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: nickcarraway

In the article it says Watson authorized release for profit.


6 posted on 05/24/2012 6:27:22 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Juld a mass Texas Necktie Party for them.


7 posted on 05/24/2012 6:28:15 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just hold a mass Texas Necktie Party for them.


8 posted on 05/24/2012 6:33:52 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It creeps me out that Watson grew up about 25 mi from here.


9 posted on 05/24/2012 7:02:15 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: DoughtyOne
Worry not, DoughtyOne .... let not your heart be troubled.

He has been a sucky prisoner and he gets five-year denials at each of his parole hearings, which he doesn't bother to attend ... and he's in his 70s. He will die in prison.

Not a one of the Parole Board Commissioners wants to be known as the asshat that approved his release. And even if they recommended release, it has to be approved by Gov. Jerry Brown ... and even THAT industrial-strength douchebag won't release Manson.

10 posted on 05/24/2012 7:28:35 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Manson originally was given a death sentence. I don’t recall whether others in the gang were. But he and every other death row puke in the country were commuted to lifers by 9 men in black robes. When the berobed later reinstated a slightly modified death penalty they didn’t allow any they’d elevated to lifers, no matter how flagrant their guilt, to be considered for it.


11 posted on 05/24/2012 7:36:55 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Lizavetta

Boy, wonder how a rumor that Obama is going to pardon Manson will play?


12 posted on 05/24/2012 7:45:06 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Would you rather eat dog food or cat food? Guess it's Romney 2012.)
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To: tet68
Charlie Manson was OWS before OWS was cool.

The wild thing is that it seems that Obama, his handlers, and his minions, are all trying to use OWS to create a race and class war, something that Manson had hoped to do with his "Helter Skelter."

Obama is trying to bring Manson's dreams to fuition.

Mark

13 posted on 05/24/2012 7:48:55 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Boy, wonder how a rumor that Obama is going to pardon Manson will play?

Nothing says he can't...

14 posted on 05/24/2012 7:49:55 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1220 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: mylife
It creeps me out that Watson grew up about 25 mi from here.

I know what you mean... David Berkowitz lived just a couple of miles from my father's place during the "Son of Sam" summmer, in Yonkers. And some of his "rituals" were performed in Untermeyer Park, 2 blocks from his place.

Mark

15 posted on 05/24/2012 7:54:00 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

Creepy!


16 posted on 05/24/2012 7:55:45 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Lizavetta

I would think that Gov Moonbeam knew Manson back in the day. He lived on Wonderland Ave. And the Family hung out in Laurel Canyon all the time.


17 posted on 05/24/2012 8:02:45 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: null and void; EQAndyBuzz
Boy, wonder how a rumor that Obama is going to pardon Manson will play?

"Nothing says he can't..."

The law says he can't.

Manson was convicted of a state crime in a state court. The President's pardon power extends only to those convicted of a federal crime in a federal court.

18 posted on 05/24/2012 8:03:29 PM PDT by okie01
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To: MarkL

Exactly, the only difference between charlie Manson
and OWS is that they haven’t killed anyone yet.


19 posted on 05/24/2012 8:05:43 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: okie01
Hey, this is Obama we're talkin' about! What does he care for the law?
20 posted on 05/24/2012 8:07:37 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1220 of our ObamaVacation from reality [and what dark chill/is gathering still/before the storm])
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To: okie01

I was wondering about that. That means Obama can’t pardon Mumia.


21 posted on 05/24/2012 8:08:23 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: tet68; Free ThinkerNY
Charlie don’t surf.

That's because he's from Ohio.

Like Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Maxine Waters, all born, raised and educated in east coast states, places like Missouri etc, etc.

22 posted on 05/24/2012 8:09:57 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: tet68

And Tex Watson?

Well ya’ll know where he’s from.


23 posted on 05/24/2012 8:13:02 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: JohnBovenmyer

The California Suoreme Court is composed of seven members. Years back the Court voted 4-3 that the death penalty violated the California constitution. All the death-row prisoners’ sentences were reduced to a term of life (with the possibility of parole). Outraged California voters removed the four justices in a subsequent recall election.


24 posted on 05/24/2012 8:23:13 PM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
Well Timmy gave up his appeals and asked to be executed...
25 posted on 05/24/2012 8:33:32 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: mylife

Well, I went to high school with Susan Atkins, but then all my classmates did too.


26 posted on 05/24/2012 8:45:05 PM PDT by onceone
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To: onceone

That’s creepy too!


27 posted on 05/24/2012 8:47:51 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Procyon
True and a good example, which Iowa followed in voting out three Supremes for instituting gay marriage in 2010. But Manson had been commuted 14 years by the idiot Furman decision. Did any of the Framers consider capital punishment unusual? And the then usual definition of cruel went a lot further than what was done in Charlie's day.
28 posted on 05/24/2012 8:52:53 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: MarkL

Creepy..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EihjxyAVvEE


29 posted on 05/24/2012 8:55:22 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MarkL

I read “The Family” when I was a young teen, and it scared the hell out of me.

I have seen a few charismatics in mylife.
Manson was a Charismatic, and Obama is a Charismatic as well.


30 posted on 05/24/2012 9:06:08 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MarkL; mylife

I got that beat. I grew up about a mile from where The Exorcist really happened.


31 posted on 05/24/2012 9:47:40 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: mylife

I know what you mean. As a kid, Manson lived in the Madisonville neighborhood of Cincinnati. I grew up in Fairfax which is the next neighborhood over.


32 posted on 05/25/2012 6:32:16 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

I consider Cincinnati to be part of Kentucky, but that’s still Creepy!


33 posted on 05/25/2012 9:15:12 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Isn’t Tex Watson the one that was allowed to marry while in jail, and have conjugal visits? I thing that POS has 3 or 4 kids, all while being “imprisoned”.


34 posted on 05/25/2012 1:02:14 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: TheGrimReaper

Here you go, per our earlier conversation.


35 posted on 05/31/2012 1:15:45 PM PDT by RikaStrom (Pray for Obama - Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few; and let another take his place of leadership.")
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