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of Susan Struthers and Joseph Dorgan, attempted to take over the lu rative Hollywood drug fran hise !y murdering their hief rivals in that market: "ary Hinman, Wo#i ie h $rykowski, Jay Se!ring, and Struthers% own mom, &osemary 'a(ian a) Ar u!ent "or: The lives o" Te# Watson and $ose!ary %a&ian'a interse'ted at t(o very 'riti'al points) *rose'utor +in'ent &u liosi !entions ,oth in Helter Skelter, ,ut losses over the!) -irst o" all, Watson and $ose!ary .alon (ith Jay Se,rin / at one ti!e or another earned !oney in (i 0 !a1in ,usinesses that 'atered to 'lientele in the sa!e eneral eo raphi' area) 2ou (ould have e#pe'ted the! to have at least 1no(n o" ea'h other) $u!ors a,ounded (ith respe't to %a&ian'a’s dru dealin ) 3ore su,stantial sour'es indi'ate that Se,rin and -ry1o(s1i tra""i'1ed dru s as (ell) Watson’s ,urn o" &ernard 4ro(e, a (ell01no(n dru dealer in the Holly(ood area, is su,stantially do'u!ented, and indi'ates that Te# had a desire to ta1e over at least 4ro(e’s interests in that part o" %A) Watson’s in'ident (ith 4ro(e aptly illustrates the nature o" Watson’s relationship to 3anson) 5n this instan'e, Watson 'learly used 3anson to et out o" trou,le, hope"ully ,y tal1in his (ay o" it6 i" not, ,y 1illin 4ro(e) As part o" his spiel, 3anson o"ten told his 7"ollo(ers8 that he (ould die "or the! and 1ill "or the!, and he e#pe'ted they ,e (illin to do the sa!e "or hi!) Watson, apparently, too1 3anson up on the o""er, perhaps not reali9in that althou h 3anson tal1ed a ,i a!e, little 4harlie 'ouldn’t ,rin hi!sel" to 1ill anyone) 3anson, perhaps to his o(n surprise, !ana ed to et o"" a shot, (oundin 4ro(e .not all that seriously/ and "ellin hi!) &ut instead o" "inishin hi! o"" (ith another shot to the head:as any 'o!petent 1iller (ould have done:3anson leaned over 4ro(e and apolo i9ed) Si!ply put, Watson had the initiative, drive and ruthlessness to atte!pt a ta1eover o" %A’s !ost pro"ita,le nar'o route) Still, the "or!er All0A!eri'an ,oy needed a lieutenant6 so!eone (ho 1ne( ho( the 'ri!inal under round (or1ed6 and, pre"era,ly, so!eone (ho 'ould help hi! 'ontrol his 'ri!inal hen'h!en) 3anson’s a,ility to !es!eri9e a ,evy o" ood0loo1in , nu,ile (o!en00so!e o" the! .e) ) 3ary &runner/ hi hly intelli ent and (ell edu'ated:and his e#perien'e (ith a (ide assort!ent o" petty 'ri!e ."ro! "or ery to pi!pin / !ade hi! a per"e't side1i'1 "or Watson) 5n addition to the (i industry, Watson and $ose!ary %a&ian'a had another point o" 'onta't) &u liosi ave a rather detailed a''ount o" ho( Joe Dor an "ound the ,odies o" %eno and $ose!ary, and ri ht"ully !entioned that he (as the ,oy"riend o" $ose!ary’s dau hter, Susan Struthers) &u liosi "ailed to !ention, ho(ever, Dor an’s !e!,ership in the Strai ht Satans !otor'y'le an :the sa!e Strai ht Satans (ith (ho! 3anson atte!pted to 'urry "avor6 the sa!e Strai ht Satans (ho "re;uented Spahn $an'h) 3any sour'es say that the Strai ht Satans dru 'on'erns also played a role in the <ary Hin!an !urder) A''ordin to so!e, they de!anded that the slippies pressure the !usi' tea'her into re"undin !oney the an had iven hi! "or (hat turned out to ,e a ,ad ,at'h o" desi ner dope) The Strai ht Satans 'ould have sold at least so!e ;uantities o" dru s) Watson should have 1no(n Dor an) =uite li1ely he 1ne( Struthers si!ply ,e'ause o" their !utual asso'iation (ith the ,i1er) Her support o" Watson and his parole status over the de'ades has au !ented this per'eption over the years)
Addin !ore "uel to the "ire, Ali'e %a&ian'a, %eno’s "irst (i"e, re'eived a nu!,er o" threatenin phone 'alls i!!ediately a"ter the !urders) The 'alls told her not to loo1 into any "a!ily ,usiness, despite the "a't that Ali'e 'harita,ly 'leaned up the !urder s'ene a"ter the poli'e investi ation) A''ordin to reporter &ill >elson, Ali'e ,elieved that the 'alls 'a!e "ro! Susan Struthers) &elieve it or not, %t) *aul %a*a e, (ho headed the %a&ian'a investi ative tea!, 'onsidered the idea that Dor an and Struthers played a role in the %a&ian'a’s death ,a'1 in 19?9) &u liosi (rites: The Tate report listed "ive suspe'ts:@'areta1er Willia!A <arretson, @Her,A Wilson, @%arryA 3adi an, @Je""eryA *i'1ett @a1a *i'A, and @<eraldA Jones:all o" (ho! had ,een eli!inated) The %a&ian'a report listed "i"teen:,ut in'luded -ran1 and Susan Struthers, Joe Dor an, and nu!erous others (ho (ere never serious suspe'ts) Barlier in Helter Skelter, &u liosi e#plained the na!es Wilson, 3adi an and *i'1ett (ere pseudony!s o" suspe'ted dru dealers (ho "re;uently 7'rashed8 the lavish parties iven ,y $o!an *olans1i and Sharon Tate) Su,se;uent authors, ho(ever, (eren’t nearly so shy in identi"yin the!) &u liosi ives a 'lue (ith respe't to one o" the dealers’ identity ,y ivin hi! the ni'1na!e 7*i')8 His real na!e (as Harrison 7*i'8 Da(son, a "riend o" &illy Doyle .undou,tedly one o" the other pseudony!s/) Doyle 1ne( -ry1o(s1i throu h their !utual asso'iation (ith 4ass Blliot) %i1e Doyle, Da(son (as another dru runner operatin out o" 4anada, a "ello( 'ri!inal (hose sour !ood 'ould serious 1ill a party ,u99) As an e#a!ple o" Da(son’s thu ish ,ehavior, Ada! <ori htly (rote: Cne note(orthy in'ident that o''urred at this @house(ar!in A party @"or 100D0 4ielo Dr)A (as a !inor ,ra(l involvin univited "riends o" +oity'1 -ry1o(s1i and A,i ail E<i,,y’ -ol er)Bvidently, a t(enty year old !an na!ed Harrison E*i'’ Da(son:the son o" a pro!inent State Depart!ent C""i'ial:stepped on the "oot o" Sharon’s a ent, Willia! Tennant, (hi'h pre'ipitated a shovin !at'h) Cthers soon Foined the s1ir!ish, in'ludin t(o !en also in their t(enties, ,oth sidin (ith the a"ore!entioned 3r) Da(son) *olans1i ot pissed0o"" and thre( Da(son and his "riends out o" the party) <ori htly "urther asserted that this 4anadian 'onne'tion planned to use -ry1o(s1i as a "ront !an to introdu'e into %A a dru 'alled 3ethylenedio#ya!pheta!ine, or 3DA, a 'rude and ar'hai' poison that !i!i's so!e o" the e""e'ts o" present0day e'sta'y .hen'e its street na!e, 7the love dru 8/) Thus, i" Watson and 3anson too1 out Se,rin and -ry1o(s1i .and perhaps other potential 'o!petitors su'h as %a&ian'a and Hin!an/, they 'ould horn in on the 3DA a'tion, havin thus an e#'lusive produ't "or a 'lientele (ho 'ould a""ord any pri'e) That’s a po(er"ul !otive "or !urder) Ar u!ent a ainst: The !ost "unda!ental "la( in this hypothesis is that it re;uires a validation o" the ru!ors a ainst $ose!ary %a&ian'a) <ossip is o"ten !ali'ious and de"a!atory) And threatenin ,ehavior ,y Susan Struthers, as attested to ,y Fournalist &ill >elson and %eno’s "irst (i"e, Ali'e %a&ian'a, doesn’t ne'essarily indi'ate that Struthers had any involve!ent) -or all (e 1no(, Ali'e 'ould have !isunderstood Susan’s rie"0stri'1en a'tions, and then reinterpreted the! in hindsi ht) Without eviden'e o" $ose!ary %a&ian'a’s 'o!pli'ity in dru s sales, this entire thesis "alls apart) A''ordin to this story, Susan Struthers parti'ipated in the !urder o" her !o! and step"ather in order to help her ,oy"riend and his "riend, Watson and 3anson, e#pand their ,usiness, (hile eli!inatin the 'o!petition "ro! $ose!ary) &ut i" $ose!ary didn’t tra""i' dru s, then Sturthers (ould have had no reason at all to help anyone !urder her !o!, and thus no !otive to !urder her dad) Without the dru an le, there’s really nothin !u'h to lin1 the %a&ian'as to Sharon Tate and her "riends, other than $ose!ary’s and Se,rin ’s !utual interest in (i s) &e'ause o" the si!ilarities in their modus operandi, one (ould e#pe't that the !otive "or one round o" !urders (as at least 'lose to that o" the
se'ond round) 5" you 'an’t prove dru sales as a !otive "or one, then it’s di""i'ult to prove this as an underlyin !otive) A !inor point, ,ut one to ,rin up: i" there (ere this 1ind o" (ar on o,s'enely lu'rative dru tur" "ou ht solely ,y a hairdresser, a (anna,e "il!!a1er, a (aitress0turned ,usiness(o!an and an in'o!petent (i !a1er, (ouldn’t the 3a"ia have already had that !ar1et se(n upG Wouldn’t ,e Fust that easy "or the! to 'ontrol (ith no !iddlepersonsG What H) Dell really thin1s o" this hypothesis: 5 don’t put !u'h "aith in this e#planation, ,ut 5 do "ind it intri uin "or a 'ouple o" reasons) -irst o" all, it addresses issues 'on'ernin (ho the vi'ti!s possi,ly (ere, (hi'h 'an o a lon (ay in helpin to deter!ine !otive) The o""i'ial story loo1s solely at the 1illers, and su,se;uently proFe'ts a !otive) There’s no dis'ussion o" 'onne'tions ,et(een the 1illers and their vi'ti!s, and in this 'ase there (ere !any:the !utual so'ial asso'iations to 4ass Blliot, 4harlene 4a"rit9 and Joseph Dor an6 the pro#i!ity o" Harold True’s house to the %a&ian'as’6 the use o" the properties at 100D0 4ielo Drive ,y Dean 3orehouse, Te# Watson, Susan At1ins and others6 the ,usiness asso'iations 3anson had (ith $udy Alto,elli and Terry 3el'her, respe'tively the o(ner and previous tenant o" the !urder site) Althou h less pro,a,le and "ar !ore spe'ulative, purported 'onne'tions via su'h ;uasi0satani' roups as The *ro'ess 4hur'h o" the -inal Jud !ent, de'lared se#ual dallian'es ,et(een the 1illers and vi'ti!s .so!e ru!ored to ,e on the videotapes !entioned ,y Hal %ipsett, *aul Irassner, and other unna!ed poli'e sour'es/, and hi hly du,ious reports o" "raterni9ation at su'h venues as the Spiral Stair'ase)!i ht so!eday provide "urther eviden'e i" proven valid) Se'ondly, this hypothesis re'asts the internal de'ision0!a1in apparatus (ithin the 7"a!ily8 into so!ethin !ore plausi,le) Watson see!s to a't solely on his (ill) And as Struthers’ de"ense o" hi! su ests, he has the ne'essary 'haris!a to enti'e others:espe'ially (o!en attra'ted to the ood0loo1in All0A!eri'an type:to do his ,iddin ) -ar "ro! "ollo(in 3anson’s 7orders,8 Watson, a poster ,oy "or alpha !aleness, see!ed li1e he al(ays "ollo(ed his o(n 'ri!inal !use, and relied on 3anson to s!ooth thin s over (hen his plans (ent a(ry)
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