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: The slippies slowly torture and murder ary !inman" #$or details o% the !inman slayin&, clic' here"( Significance: This is the %irst murder de%initely connectable to Manson" )ecause o% the time they too' to 'ill him, and the threats that they made be%ore doin& so, one would have to thin' that they didn*t have 'illin& him in mind when they paid him a visit" )ut 'ill him )eausoleil did" +lthou&h he visited the scene, and participated in the assault by cuttin& !inman with a sword, Manson most li'ely didn’t have anythin& %urther to do with !inman’s death, which seems almost e,clusively the wor' o% )eausoleil, with help %rom Susan +t'ins" Mary )runner, hersel% at the scene, would later testi%y that Manson ordered the 'illin&s a%ter %irst testi%yin& that he did not" She would then recant the correction and stand by her initial statement" July 26, 1969 Datum: -olice rescue si,.year.old +nthony ibbons %rom eor&ina )rayton’s /T/ lod&e" Significance: This event busted up )rayton’s Solar 0od&e" )rayton, an 0+ realtor, had moved out to 1iverside 2ounty, 2+ because she suspected that a cataclysmic race war would brew shortly in 0os +n&eles" She also believed that she had actively helped to cause this race war" Since Manson, an eclectic who borrowed %rom everythin& he came across, had contact with the Solar 0od&e /T/, and the )ritish. based -rocess 2hurch, we mi&ht wonder i% his !elter S'elter motive mi&ht have represented an attempt by either &roup, actin& or alone or in concert, to push alon& this common &oal o% all three by embar'in& on 'illin&s and then %ramin& )lac' -anthers #as they 'illers did with the !inman slayin& by paintin& a panther paw print on the wall with the victim’s own blood(" /ne could possibly speculate that i% the -rocess and Solar 0od&e wor'ed toðer on this end, that mi&ht best e,plain the )ritish accented %emale voice callers to !inman’s phone heard durin& the 3%amily’s4 last visit" 5t could also account %or the %act that the only person arrivin& at the door spo'e to a woman who had no ties to the slippies" July 31 Datum: -olice discover the body o% ary !inman" Significance: 6d Sanders credited Ser&eants 2harles uenther and -aul 7hiteley %or not only solvin& the !inman murder, but the Tate.0a)ianca murders as well" +lthou&h other detective teams wor'ed on those cases, and deserve the credit %or lin'in& Manson et al to the crimes, the %act remains that the !inman case was the 'ey that connected the slippies to !inman #by )eausoleil’s presence in the decedent’s car(, and the !inman murders to the Tate.0a)ianca murders #the similar M/, with words spelled out in the victims’ blood(" July 30 or August 1, 1969 De!en"ing on source# Datum: Sharon Tate and +bi&ail $ol&er call the 6salen 5nstitute" Significance: See entry %or +u&ust 3, 89:9" August 3, 1969 Datum: Manson ta'es o%% %or )i& Sur" +ccordin& to Sanders, he went to the 6salen 5nstitute" Significance: There is some con%usion as to when Manson %irst arrived at 6salen, but he certainly made the trip" +nd there’s a very &ood chance that $ol&er and Tate were there at the same time" August $, 1969
Data: #8( )obby )eausoleil arrested %or the murder o% ary !inman" #2( Manson meets Stephanie Schram, and beds her" Significance: #8( +ccordin& to Manson, the &irls coo'ed up the Tate.0a)ianca murders as copycat crimes, hopin& to win )eausoleil*s release by provin& that !inman’s murderer was still at lar&e" #2( To Manson, Stephanie Schram represented the para&on o% pureblooded Teutonic %emininity" Despite the %act that he smac's her around every now and then, Manson is otherwise smitten with her" She accompanies him around )i& Sur and the 6salen 5nstitute" August 5, 1969 Data: #8( Manson auditioned %or several people at the 6salen 5nstitute" #2( )illy Doyle alle&edly 3video. bu&&ered4 by Sebrin& and $ry'ows'i" Significance: #8( ettin& turned down by the hi&h.%aluttin’ crowd at 6salen mi&ht have &iven a hypersensitive Manson motive enou&h to 'ill, especially i% he 'new who two o% the naysayers were, and where they lived" 5% you’re wonderin& i% )u&liosi %ollowed this as a lead, the answer is he did, at least to a limited e,tent" 5n a %ootnote, he writes in Helter Skelter that $ol&er and Tate made routine visits to the 5nstitute, and usually telephoned a %ew days in advance be%ore comin& up" Thus, there’s a stron& possibility that they came up, and i% so there’s a &ood chance they came into contact with Manson" )ut as )u&losi also points out, they could have ;ust called to 3locate 3someone" 5% that’s true, as a county prosecutor, )u&liosi had the wherewithal to ascertain whether or not they were there with Manson days be%ore their murder<certainly that could be relevant" +ll he would have to do is subpoena records o% the 5nstitute, or tal' to %ol's there" There’s also the possibility that )u&liosi %ound out, and simply chose not to disclose that in%ormation" #2( Sebrin&’s secretary con%irmed that her boss complained about &ettin& burned on a dru& deal days be%ore his murder" The video.bu&&erin& supposedly consisted o% a %ilmed rape o% Doyle, the alle&ed culprit, by Sebrin& and $ry'ows'i, so that it could serve as a warnin& %or anyone else who either wanted to burn them, or tap into their e,clusive !ollywood narcotics mar'et" 5% the tape e,ists, it &ives credence to the hypothesis that 7atson was hopin& to ta'e over the entirety o% !ollywood’s dru& cartel, %or $ry'ows'i and Sebrin& were nothin& other than well bac'ed competition" August 6, 1969 Datum: Manson and Schram return to Spahn 1anch late that ni&ht" Significance: The couple merely crash there and leave out the ne,t mornin&" $or a man who’s supposedly hell.bent on startin& a cataclysmic race war that starts in a couple o% days, he seems to have other thin&s on his mind" August 7, 1969 Datum: Manson and Schram leave Spahn 1anch early in the mornin& to visit her sister" Manson rants about a loomin& cataclysmic race war" Significance: The prosecution ar&ued that Manson’s constant tal' about !elter S'elter proves that this was in %act his motive" =et, as we will see, there’s another way to see these rants, another conte,t that perhaps better e,plains how they actually %i&ure into the whole scheme o% thin&s" August %, 1969 Data an" significance: #8( Manson and Schramm returned to Spahn 1anch at 2:00pm, which is rather late to arrive i% you plan on somethin& monumental later that ni&ht #2( Manson %inally learns about )eausoleil’s arrest %or !inman’s murder" 5n some ways, this shows ;ust how much he had 'inda le%t the 3%amily4 vibe at )i& Sur" Truth be told, he mi&ht have even been sic' o% the slippies by then"
#3( !e discusses his trip to 6salen with the slippies, in part to e,plain Schram’s presence to the other women" /bviously, Schram, an unindoctrinated outsider, would have sto'ed their ;ealousy, specially i% 2harlie &ave any si&n that he saw her as an ideal woman #they mi&ht have as'ed, 37hat are we> 2hopped liver>( #?( Some sources say that he declared 3@ow is the time %or !elter S'elter"4 /ther sources say that Susan +t'ins and the other slippies came up with what Manson thou&ht to be a harebrained scheme to rescue )eausoleil by committin& copycat murders" Auotin& ori&htly: 7hen 2harlie heard the coc'.eyed plan his band o% balmy babes were plannin& to hatch, he told them they were out o% their &ourds, and that the cops would never &o %or such a corn.ball scheme" 5n response, Sadie blurted out, B5t will wor', 2harlie Cemphasis ori&htly’sD" +t ary’s house, we wrote thin&s on the wall li'e B-olitical -i&&ie’ and drew a panther’s paw and that 'ind o% stu%%" 7e can do it a&ain and they will thin' the ni&&ers did it" 5t will be !elter S'elterE ori&htly %urther casts suspicion on the o%%icial version by comparin& it to all o% Manson’s other actions" 5t*s hard to prove that Manson actually ordered anyone to do anythin&: 5n retrospect, this all ma'es &ood print, thou&h it seems a bit too pat and choreo&raphed, as it is well noted that Manson was a master at droppin& subtle hints to achieve his desired ends" +s -hil Fau%man stated, *2harlie planted seeds"* 5n Manson in his own Words, 2harlie e,plained that he never intended to start any cataclysmic race wars, but now these %ollowers were throwin& his own words bac' in his %ace" 0ynette $romme apparently rebu'ed him %or decidin& to leave the slippies to themselves, chastisin&, 3@o, you can’t &o, love is one" 7e are one" 5% one &oes, we &o toðer" +t'ins supposedly chimed in, 3Don’t leave us, 2harlie," Stay here" 7e need you" 7e can do whatever is necessary, and we won’t send you bac' to ;ail"4 +ccordin& to 7atson, Manson &ave e,plicit orders %or him to &o 'ill people to start !elter S'elter" +ccordin& to Manson, he as'ed 7atson to help comply with the &irls’ plans, and 7atson ea&erly volunteered" Manson speci%ically did not mention 'illin&, due to his ;ailhouse le&al understandin& that this would involve him in the actual murder and send him bac' to prison" #G( +t ?:00, )runner and ood were busted attemptin& to use a stolen credit card" They telephone $romme %rom ;ail at around 80:00" 5t’s possible that they were attemptin& to secure supplies %or the attac' that ni&ht" )ut it’s interestin& that two o% the women closest to Manson would be in police custody once the 'illin& be&an" #:( +%ter dinner, 2harlie orders )arbara !oyt to %ind some dar' clothes" This is how )arbara, the newcomer, %irst becomes aware that somethin& stran&e is &oin& on" #H( Manson then spea's to Fasabian, Frenwin'el and +t'ins separately, tellin& all three to &et a chan&e o% clothes and a 'ni%e, meet up with Te,, and do everythin& he says" =ears later, in an interview with Diane Sawyer, Manson e,plained that he worded this reIuest speci%ically because he didn’t want a prosecutor to say that he had ordered the murders when he in %act didn’t" 5t’s important to note that Frenwin'el, +t'ins and Jan !outen have admitted that Manson told them only to %ollow Te,, even thou&h they usually add that it was their belie% Te, would carry out Manson’s orders" )ut we still only have the words o% 7atson %or that, and he has &ood reason not to be completely candid about who actually &ave the order to 'ill"
#8( +s they pull out, Manson tells them to leave a si&n, 3Somethin& witchy"4 +s the old $ord lumbers o%%, !oyt stra&&les in a day late and a dollar short with some old clothes" Manson in%orms her that the others have already le%t" =ears later, !oyt would speculate that she was too new at that point to automatically ;ump at Manson’s command" 5% so, she would have been a wildcard, not someone that the K%amilyK could easily predict" #9( 0inda Fasabian drives Susan +t'ins, 2harles 7atson and -atricia Frenwin'el to 800G0 2ielo Dr" +t'ins and Frenwin'el assist 7atson in the slau&hter o% Steve -arent, 7o;iciech $ry'ows'i, Lay Sebrin&, +bi&ail $ol&er and Sharon Tate #$or details o% the Tate 'illin&, clic' here"( August 9, 1969 Data an" significance: #8( +t'ins 7atson and Frenwin'el stop at a house where they see a &arden hose attached to a spi&ot" They be&in to wash themselves, but the homeowners, Mr" and Mrs" 1udol% 7eber, chase them o%%" The 'illers later %inish washin& up in a &as station alon& the way" This means that there were at least two potential witnesses who could have provided %orensic evidence o% the crimes had police 'nown about them" )ut it also &ives us even more &ood evidence that 7atson 'illed with the help o% the women" #2( 2harles Manson waits bac' at Spahn 1anch %or their return" To say wait, is a bit stron&, thou&h" Spea'in& speci%ically, Manson was dancin& na'ed on the boardwal' o% Spahn 1anch, wonderin& what they were doin& bac' so early" #3( 5n the mornin&, +t'ins sees in%ormation about the murders on the news" -olice ta'e 800G0 careta'er 7illiam arretson into custody %or Iuestionin&" !e is initially a suspect" #$or a brie% time, police consider 1oman -olans'i a suspect as well"( The police incompetence at this point &ives +t'ins and the other 'illers a hu&e &u%%aw, one that ba%%les the hell out o% !oyt" #?( Fasabian drives Manson, +t'ins, Frenwin'el, 7atson and Jan !outen to the 0a)ianca residence, where they 'ill 1osemary and 0eno 0a)ianca" The %act that Manson accompanied them this ni&ht si&ni%ies that i% they were &oin& to carry out crimes, they had to do them ri&ht, lest they &et cau&ht" 5n contrast to the wildness o% the Tate scene, these 'illin&s were much more orderly" #$or more details about this ni&ht, clic' here"(
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