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September 25, 1993 | GORDON DILLOW, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Professors Tom Nash and Michael Gonzales get asked the same question all the time: What's their nice evangelical Christian college doing making a movie--a sympathetic movie--about a mass murderer? And not just any mass murderer, but Charles (Tex) Watson, a participant in some of the most grisly and shocking crimes in Los Angeles history, the 1969 Tate-La Bianca murders committed by the "Manson Family."
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June 5, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
Convicted murderer Leslie Van Houten will ask a state parole board Wednesday for the 19th time to be released from prison for her role in the Charles Manson murders. Van Houten, 63, was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in their home in Los Feliz. She has repeatedly been denied bids for parole over the last four decades.  The hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the California Institution for Women in Chino.
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April 3, 1987
The state Board of Prison Terms denied parole for Charles (Tex) Watson, who is serving a life term for the bloody and ritualistic Manson "family" murders. The three-member parole board voted unanimously to deny Watson's tenth bid for freedom after a five-hour hearing. In arguing for his release, Watson claimed he had been a pawn following the orders of Charles Manson in the killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles in August, 1969.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
A parole board on Wednesday rejected Manson family member Leslie Van Houten's 19th attempt to win freedom. The board also decided she could not seek parole again for five years. Van Houten, 63, was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in their home in Los Feliz. She has repeatedly been denied bids for parole over the last four decades. “Given the brutality of the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca and Van Houten's willing and active participation in this evil, pre-planned and violent crime, we are pleased with the parole board's decision to continue to hold Van Houten accountable for her heinous actions,' L.A. County Dist.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1988
Ruling in the case of former Manson family member Charles (Tex) Watson, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said prisoners with indeterminate sentences are entitled to parole reviews annually. Watson was sentenced to death in 1971 for his part in the Charles Manson family slayings of seven people, including the murders at the home of actress Sharon Tate above Benedict Canyon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
Convicted murderer Leslie Van Houten will ask a state parole board Wednesday for the 19th time to be released from prison for her role in the Charles Manson murders. Van Houten, 63, was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in their home in Los Feliz. She has repeatedly been denied bids for parole over the last four decades.  The hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at the California Institution for Women in Chino.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 5, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
A parole board on Wednesday rejected Manson family member Leslie Van Houten's 19th attempt to win freedom. The board also decided she could not seek parole again for five years. Van Houten, 63, was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in their home in Los Feliz. She has repeatedly been denied bids for parole over the last four decades. “Given the brutality of the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca and Van Houten's willing and active participation in this evil, pre-planned and violent crime, we are pleased with the parole board's decision to continue to hold Van Houten accountable for her heinous actions,' L.A. County Dist.
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June 13, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the preface to his book on Manson family member Charles (Tex) Watson, Anaheim author Bill Nelson promises that "you will peer into the very soul of one of America's most dreadful personalities." "Tex Watson: The Man, the Madness, the Manipulation" ($10.95), a trade paperback published by Nelson's own Pen Power Publications, chronicles the life and crimes of the man deemed "the Lieutenant of Murder for Charles Manson."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2012 | By Hector Becerra and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
The official record says that Charles Manson and his cult followers murdered eight people during their reign of terror across Los Angeles more than 40 years ago. But for those involved in bringing members of the Manson family to justice, there has always been the lingering suspicion that their trail of death was longer. Over the years, questions have persisted about a man's apparent suicide in England, the drowning of an attorney and whether bodies are buried under the California ranches the cult called home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1993 | GORDON DILLOW, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Professors Tom Nash and Michael Gonzales get asked the same question all the time: What's their nice evangelical Christian college doing making a movie--a sympathetic movie--about a mass murderer? And not just any mass murderer, but Charles (Tex) Watson, a participant in some of the most grisly and shocking crimes in Los Angeles history, the 1969 Tate-La Bianca murders committed by the "Manson Family."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2013 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
A federal judge has ruled that the Los Angeles Police Department can have 40-year-old taped conversations between one of Charles Manson's most fervent followers and his late attorney to see if they can help solve more murders. U.S. District Court Judge Richard A. Schell ruled Sunday that Charles "Tex" Watson waived his right to attorney-client privilege when he allowed the lawyer to sell the tapes to an author who wrote a book about Watson, who was convicted of several murders. LAPD robbery-homicide detectives are seeking the tapes because they believe that during the several hours of conversations, Watson "may have discussed additional unsolved murders committed by followers of Charles Manson.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2012 | By Hector Becerra and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
The official record says that Charles Manson and his cult followers murdered eight people during their reign of terror across Los Angeles more than 40 years ago. But for those involved in bringing members of the Manson family to justice, there has always been the lingering suspicion that their trail of death was longer. Over the years, questions have persisted about a man's apparent suicide in England, the drowning of an attorney and whether bodies are buried under the California ranches the cult called home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1993 | GORDON DILLOW, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Professors Tom Nash and Michael Gonzales get asked the same question all the time: What's their nice evangelical Christian college doing making a movie--a sympathetic movie--about a mass murderer? And not just any mass murderer, but Charles (Tex) Watson, a participant in some of the most grisly and shocking crimes in Los Angeles history, the 1969 Tate-La Bianca murders committed by the "Manson Family."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1993 | GORDON DILLOW, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Professors Tom Nash and Michael Gonzales get asked the same question all the time: What's their nice evangelical Christian college doing making a movie--a sympathetic movie--about a mass murderer? And not just any mass murderer, but Charles (Tex) Watson, a participant in some of the most grisly and shocking crimes in Los Angeles history, the 1969 Tate-La Bianca murders committed by the "Manson Family."
NEWS
June 13, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the preface to his book on Manson family member Charles (Tex) Watson, Anaheim author Bill Nelson promises that "you will peer into the very soul of one of America's most dreadful personalities." "Tex Watson: The Man, the Madness, the Manipulation" ($10.95), a trade paperback published by Nelson's own Pen Power Publications, chronicles the life and crimes of the man deemed "the Lieutenant of Murder for Charles Manson."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1988
Ruling in the case of former Manson family member Charles (Tex) Watson, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said prisoners with indeterminate sentences are entitled to parole reviews annually. Watson was sentenced to death in 1971 for his part in the Charles Manson family slayings of seven people, including the murders at the home of actress Sharon Tate above Benedict Canyon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2013 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
A federal judge has ruled that the Los Angeles Police Department can have 40-year-old taped conversations between one of Charles Manson's most fervent followers and his late attorney to see if they can help solve more murders. U.S. District Court Judge Richard A. Schell ruled Sunday that Charles "Tex" Watson waived his right to attorney-client privilege when he allowed the lawyer to sell the tapes to an author who wrote a book about Watson, who was convicted of several murders. LAPD robbery-homicide detectives are seeking the tapes because they believe that during the several hours of conversations, Watson "may have discussed additional unsolved murders committed by followers of Charles Manson.
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May 7, 1986 | United Press International
The California parole board today denied parole for the eighth time to Charles (Tex) Watson, who as Charles Manson's lieutenant directed the cult slayings of actress Sharon Tate and six other people in 1969. Watson told the board that if released he would return to his hometown of Denton, Tex., a suburb of Dallas, to work in his family's gasoline station and grocery store.
NEWS
April 3, 1987
The state Board of Prison Terms denied parole for Charles (Tex) Watson, who is serving a life term for the bloody and ritualistic Manson "family" murders. The three-member parole board voted unanimously to deny Watson's tenth bid for freedom after a five-hour hearing. In arguing for his release, Watson claimed he had been a pawn following the orders of Charles Manson in the killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles in August, 1969.
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