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The Manson trial lasted eight months

By Steve Oney June 22, 2009, VINCENT BUGLIOSI, deputy district attorney. He is 74 and the author of several oo!s, including Helter Skelter "co#ritten #ith $urt %entry&, the definitive account of the case. I had several staring sessions with Manson. One day we were in the judges chambers with the de endants, the lawyers, and the judge, and Manson started staring at the judge. !he judge just ignored him. !hat was not unusual. Sometimes hed stare at the jury, and the jury would ignore him. Other times hed turn around and give a Hitlerian stare to the s"ectators, and theyd get u" and walk out. In the judges chambers he turned at me and stared. #e locked eyes, and it went on or about $% minutes. It went on and on and on. It may have been easy or him, but it was very tough or me. I was not about to look away. I was just ho"ing or something to ha""en to end this without him thinking that I backed down. He was trying to intimidate me. Im guessing we were si& eet a"art. !here was no one in between us. Ill tell you it went on or a long time. !hen I noticed that his hands were shaking. !hat enabled me to break the s"ell. I said, '#hats wrong, (harlie)*

CAT E!INE S A!E, mem er of the 'amily. (i)ty*si) years old, she is a #riter. #hen (harlie shaved his head, the girls shaved their heads in solidarity and sat on the corner in ront o the courthouse. I was told that I could shave my head and join them, so I did. !he whole world was looking at us, and it was our "lace to let "eo"le know about (harlie. #e were "roselyti+ing. ,oung girls were coming constantly and wanting to join the -amily. #e would say that (harlie was the one. In our minds the chosen one was on trial, and we conveyed that, and there were lots o "eo"le who listened and joined.

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