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March 13, 2014 | Ari Bloomekatz
The sister of actress Sharon Tate says she felt sick to her stomach this week after Manson family killer Bruce Davis was issued a grant of parole. Davis was convicted for his role in the 1969 murders of two men - ranch hand Donald "Shorty" Shea and aspiring musician Gary Hinman - but was never implicated in the murders of Tate and four others in a Benedict Canyon home, nor in the Leno and Rosemary LaBianca killings. PHOTOS: The Manson family murders Davis has repeatedly been issued a grant of parole, with review boards citing his good behavior, "positive adjustment" and involvement in other self-help programs since his conviction and incarceration in 1972.
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March 13, 2014 | By Los Angeles Times staff
Gov. Jerry Brown has 150 days to decide whether Manson family member Bruce Davis -- convicted for his role in the murder of two men in 1969 -- should go free after he was issued a grant of parole. Davis was convicted in 1972 for his role in the murders of ranch hand Donald “Shorty” Shea, who also worked as a Hollywood stuntman, and aspiring musician Gary Hinman. Brown blocked his release last year, concluding that Davis, who was 26 at the time of the killings,  still posed a threat to society.
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March 13, 2014 | Ari Bloomekatz
The sister of actress Sharon Tate says she felt sick to her stomach this week after Manson family killer Bruce Davis was issued a grant of parole. Davis was convicted for his role in the 1969 murders of two men - ranch hand Donald "Shorty" Shea and aspiring musician Gary Hinman - but was never implicated in the murders of Tate and four others in a Benedict Canyon home, nor in the Leno and Rosemary LaBianca killings. PHOTOS: The Manson family murders Davis has repeatedly been issued a grant of parole, with review boards citing his good behavior, "positive adjustment" and involvement in other self-help programs since his conviction and incarceration in 1972.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Paul Tate, 82, a former Army intelligence officer who went undercover seeking clues to the murder of daughter Sharon Tate by the followers of Charles Manson, died of congestive heart failure Wednesday at a convalescent home in Coupeville, Wash. Sharon Tate was among five people killed at her Benedict Canyon estate by Manson's followers in 1969. Married to director Roman Polanski, the actress had appeared in the film "Valley of the Dolls" and was eight months pregnant when she was killed.
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August 9, 2009 | Steffie Nelson
Her closet may have been full of designer dresses, but Sharon Tate was a flower child all the way down to her toes. Most comfortable barefoot, she used to skirt the "shoes required" laws in snooty late '60s Beverly Hills by looping leather string around her toes and across the tops of her feet, and then tying the ends around her ankles. Voila: sandals. Even the Malibu Barbie doll, said to be inspired by the actress and her bikini-clad character, Malibu, from the 1967 beach comedy "Don't Make Waves," was barefoot in her box. Details like these seem trivial when held up against the events of Aug. 9, 1969, when Tate, 26 years old and eight months pregnant with her husband Roman Polanski's child, was murdered by Charles Manson's followers in her Benedict Canyon home.
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November 20, 1988 | KIRK CRIVELLO
The following is from "Fallen Angels: The Lives and Untimely Deaths of Fourteen Hollywood Beauties," by Kirk Crivello, to be published in December by Citadel Press. SHARON MARIE TATE was born on Jan. 24, 1943, in Dallas. Both her parents, Doris Gwen and Paul Tate, were natives of Houston. Her father was in the Army, and the family was shifted from post to post.
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September 3, 2012 | By Bob Pool, Los Angeles Times
Manuel Vasquez defends the unusual product he's selling. But not everyone's buying it. Vasquez is the 26-year-old co-owner of a boutique who produces records in his spare time. His latest release features music written and performed by convicted mass murderer Charles Manson. "I've gotten some hate mail from it. There are people not appreciating the release of music by him," he said. "People say they don't understand why I'd want to associate myself with this or why I would be interested in releasing it. " Even his parents tried to talk him out of pressing and selling the 40-minute vinyl album.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2009 | Richard Winton and Hector Becerra
For the second time in as many years, a state parole board voted unanimously Wednesday to deny one of Charles Manson's fiercest followers her request for a "compassionate release" so that she can die at home. Convicted murderer Susan Atkins, 61, is terminally ill with cancer and has only months to live, doctors say. The issue of mercy has long haunted Atkins. Nearly 40 years ago, actress Sharon Tate begged the knife-wielding Atkins to spare her life and that of her unborn child.
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January 10, 1994 | MICHAEL QUINTANILLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Patti Tate is thinking back. It's the summer of '69, and she's got her hands on her sister's stomach, feeling the baby inside kick. She was 11 years old then and her 26-year-old sister, actress Sharon Tate, was two weeks away from having her first baby. But on a hot August night, followers of Charles Manson killed seven people, including Sharon Tate, who was repeatedly stabbed as she pleaded for her life and that of her unborn child. "My sister was everything to me," said Tate, 36.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2014 | By David Colker
As far back as 1968, rising star Christopher Jones - who seemed to have everything at 26, including sensitive good looks, adoring fans and a steady stream of film offers - said he wasn't much devoted to acting. "I think of acting as only a means to an end," Jones, who was often compared to James Dean, said in a Los Angeles Times interview. "Acting's just my work. " Later that year Jones starred in the youth rebellion film "Wild in the Streets" and had a major role as a British officer in David Lean's 1970 epic "Ryan's Daughter.
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May 30, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Is Megan Draper morphing into Sharon Tate? That's the conspiracy theory currently lighting up the Internet, thanks mostly to a T-shirt worn by Don Draper's lovely second wife in Sunday's episode, "The Better Half. " “Mad Men” viewers are nothing if not an obsessive bunch, known for parsing the show's many oblique references for any hint of what's to come. Series creator Matthew Weiner is also notoriously secretive, which only encourages even more rampant speculation and frenzied over-analysis.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2013 | By Richard Winton
  A follower of Charles Manson accused of trying to smuggle a cellphone to the cult leader has a long history with Manson, officials said. Craig Carlisle Hammond, 63, goes by the name Gray Wolf, given to him by Manson. He has been a regular visitor of Manson's, the mastermind of  one of the most notorious killing sprees in U.S. history - the Tate-La Bianca murders in Los Angeles. It's unclear whether Hammond knew Manson before he went to prison. PHOTOS: The Manson murders Hammond, 63, faces charges of possession of an illegal communication device, attempting to bring a cellphone into a prison and conspiracy, said Terry Thornton, a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman.
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March 26, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A follower of Charles Manson is due in court next month in Central California after allegedly trying to smuggle a cellphone to the cult leader. The alleged incident occurred Sunday at Corcoran State Prison, where Manson is being held. Craig Carlisle Hammond, 63, faces charges of possession of an illegal communication device, attempting to bring a cellphone into a prison and conspiracy, said Terry Thornton, a California Department of Corrections and Rehabiltation spokeswoman.
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March 26, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Los Angeles Police Department detectives hope that audio tapes from more than four decades ago could shed new light on the Charles Manson murder spree. The LAPD has been fighting to review the tapes for months. On Tuesday, a federal judge in Texas has ruled that LAPD can have access to taped conversations between one of Charles Manson 's most fervent followers and his late attorney to see if it can help solve more murders. PHOTOS: The Manson murders   U.S. District Court Judge Richard A. Schell ruled 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 on Watson.
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February 4, 2013 | By Paige St. John, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown has about a month to decide whether to release a former follower of notorious killer Charles Manson from prison. Bruce Davis, 70, has been behind bars since 1970, convicted with Manson of the murder of a musician and a stuntman. He was not involved in the Manson family's infamous 1969 slayings of Sharon Tate and four others in a Benedict Canyon home. For the second time, a state parole panel has determined that Davis should be freed. The parole board forwarded the decision to Brown on Friday, starting a 30-day period for the governor to agree, request a full board hearing or reverse the decision.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2014 | By David Colker
As far back as 1968, rising star Christopher Jones - who seemed to have everything at 26, including sensitive good looks, adoring fans and a steady stream of film offers - said he wasn't much devoted to acting. "I think of acting as only a means to an end," Jones, who was often compared to James Dean, said in a Los Angeles Times interview. "Acting's just my work. " Later that year Jones starred in the youth rebellion film "Wild in the Streets" and had a major role as a British officer in David Lean's 1970 epic "Ryan's Daughter.
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January 21, 2011 | By Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Patricia Krenwinkel, who joined Charles Manson's clan in a string of grisly killings more than 40 years ago, was denied parole Thursday. Krenwinkel, 63, was convicted on seven counts of first-degree murder for her role in the Tate-LaBianca murders that terrorized Los Angeles in 1969. Among the victims was actress Sharon Tate, who was married to director Roman Polanski. Tate was stabbed 16 times and hanged. She was seven months pregnant. The parole hearing was held at the women's state prison in Corona, where Krenwinkel is serving a life sentence.
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