The Charles Manson (Tate-Labianca Murder) Trial

11 Pages Posted: 13 Nov 2007

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Douglas Linder

University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

In the annals of crime, there might never have been a more bizarre motive for killing than that revealed in the 1970-71 trial of four Manson Family members. In the twisted mind of thirty-four-year-old Charles Manson, a wave of bloody killings of high-society types in Los Angeles would be the spark that would set off a revolution by blacks against the white establishment. When blackie, as Manson called black people, proved unable to govern, they would turn to Manson and his tribe of followers, who would have survived Helter Skelter by hiding out in an underground cave in the Death Valley area of California while the chaos raged above.

Manson's vision never materialized. Instead, he and several of his followers found themselves convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death in one of the strangest trials the strange state of California has ever witnessed.

Keywords: Famous Trials, Trial, Manson, Charles Manson, Helter Skelter, Sharon Tate, Tate, Manson Family, LaBianca, Vincent Bugliosi, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van Houten, Linda Kasabian, Charles Tex Watson

JEL Classification: K10, K40, K41, K42

Suggested Citation

Linder, Douglas, The Charles Manson (Tate-Labianca Murder) Trial (2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1029399 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1029399

Douglas Linder (Contact Author)

University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law ( email )

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Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
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