Linda Kasabian, with personnel from the District Attorney's office,
returning to the Hall of Justice
on February 24, 197l, where she
testified for the Prosecution in the Tate/LaBianca murder trial.
In the early morning hours of October 20, 1971, Kenneth Como
hacksawed his way through the
bars of his thirteenth-floor cell,
climbed down to the eighth floor on a rope made of bedsheets,
in a window in the courtoom of Department 104, then left the
building by way of the stairs.
He was picked up in the Family van.
Como managed to elude capture for seven hours. Undersheriff
H. McCloud shows opening where Kenneth squeezed his way to freedom
the Hall of Justice.
Sargeant Richard Prentice Jr. on August 23, 1971 describes bloody
battle involving members of the Charles
Manson "family" during an
attempted theft of 140 guns in Hawthorne. Bullet holes are seen in
car windshield, and the suspects' van is behind.
Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel, two of the "girls" from
Manson's "family", shown here
at the Sherriff's Station entering a
van on their way to prison. Manson's female followers
imprisonment by shaving their heads.
Catherine Gillies, member of the Charles Manson family, testified in
Judge Charles Older's court
that she "would have killed" the night
of the La Bianca murders, "but they didn't need me."
Manson girls, Catherin Share, left, with Mary Brunner, mother of
Charles Manson's son,
arrive at court to learn of $100,000 bail.
Charles Manson walking to court on March 23, 1971 with his forehead
Kenneth Como arrested, along with other Manson family members for
the Hawthorne and Covina
robberies, is escorted out of W. Los
Angeles Sheriff's Station by deputies who are leading him
county jail. Como escaped the night before only to be recaptured
early on the day of this
photo, October 20, 1971. The deputy on the
right is the one who originally arrested him.
Charles Manson, on way to court from jail cell, greets newsman with
Charles Manson follower and murderer Tex Watson walking between the
jail and court.