Deputy sheriff "frisks" Paul Tate, father of Sharon Tate, outside
the murder trial courtroom
in the Hall of Justice. All spectators
were searched for weapons.
Charles Manson and Susan Atkins, seated in the courtroom with their
At the Hall of Justice, from left, Patricia Krenwinkel, Leslie Van
Houten, and Susan Atkins on their
way to court on the morning of
December 29, 1970, as the Tate/La Bianca trial continues.
From left, Leslie Van Houten, Susan Atkins, and Patricia Krenwinkel
on the way to court on October 6, 1970.
Charles Manson in Superior Court June 19, 1970. He later told
reporters, "You're the jury...the court."
From left, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Leslie Van Houten
go to court on the morning of
August 11, 1970. Noticeble on each of
the women's foreheads is an X which they burned into their
in imitation of Manson, who had scratched an X on his forehead.
that he did this in protest of the court
proceedings which he considered a 'game" ; that he was
by a society that he felt was too ignorant to understand him.
Susan Atkins (left), Patricia Krenwinkel (center) and Leslie Van
walking to court in the Tate/LaBianca case.
Leslie Van Houten (left), Patricia Krenwinkel (center), and Susan
Atkins (right) in police
vehicle in which they traveled back and
forth to court, on July 28, 1970.
Members of the Tate-La Bianca trial jury are taken out the rear door
of the courtroom to a well-screened
bus for the drive to the
Ambassador Hotel, where they are sequestered, on July 16, 1970. From
Herman Tubick, George Baer, Shirley Evans, Alva Dawson, Mrs.
Thelma McKenzie, and behind
mirror Anlee Sisto, Mrs. Jean Roseland
and Mrs. Evelyn Hines.
Charles Manson followers Patricia Krenwinkel (center), Leslie Van
Houten (left) and Susan
Atkins (right) in police vehicle. They have
an X on their foreheads.