"Who was there?"
"Was there anyone there other than Charlie?"
"Not that I know of"
"Where was Charlie when you arrived
at the premises?" "About the same spot he was in when he first drove
away." "What happened after you pulled the car onto the parking area
and parked the car?"
"Sadie said she saw a spot of blood on the
outside of the car when we were at the gas station."
"Who was present
at that time when she said that?"
"The four of us and Charlie."
"What is the next thing that happened?"
told us to go into the kitchen, get a sponge, wipe the blood off, and he also
instructed Katie and I to go all through the car and wipe off the blood spots."
"What is the next thing that happened after Mr. Manson told you and Katie
to check out the car and remove the blood?"
"He told us to go into
the bunk room and wait, which we did."
Once inside the bunk room,
Tex told Manson and the group that when he arrived at the residence where the
murders took place he told the people at the residence: "I am the devil here,
to do the devil's work." Tex also told Manson that "there was a lot
of panic and it was real messy and bodies were laying all over the place but they
were all dead." In other words, Tex was reporting; Tex was giving his report
to Charlie, mission accomplished, sir. But even the mission being accomplished
was not enough for Charlie Manson. That wasn't enough. That wasn't enough that
his robots had just viciously cut down and slaughtered five human beings at the
Tate residence, their blood probably still trickling out of their dead bodies
when Tex reported to Manson; that wasn't enough for Charlie. Charlie wanted assurances
from all of them that they had no remorse. He was not just satisfied with the
murders; he wanted to make sure that all of them had absolutely no remorse for
what they had done. Of course, why should they have remorse? All they had done
was kill five human beings. But human beings are pigs, and pigs don't deserve
to live. Of course, they all told Charlie that they had no remorse. But even then
Manson was not satisfied because his savages had caused fear and panic in the
victims, and it was too messy. Charlie did not quarrel with the fact that five
people had been brutally slain, but he wanted them to be slain in such a way where
they didn't panic, I mean he is a considerate guy.
Before I discuss Linda's
testimony with respect to the LaBianca murders, I am going to discuss the remaining
witnesses whose testimony solely or essentially pertains to the Tate murders;
then I will pick Linda up again on the second night....
He was the first police officer to arrive at the scene, arriving at about 9:05
A.M. on August the ninth, in response to a possible homicide radio call.
testified to observing Mr. Parent dead behind the driver's seat of the Rambler.
He testified to examining the premises and discovering the dead bodies of the
[Bugliosi shows photographs of the victims.] These are the
five victims, ladies and gentlemen, as they appeared in life. That is Sharon Tate,
Jay Sebring, Voytek Frykowski, shown here with Abigail Folger; and here is Steven
Parent. This is the way the beautiful Sharon Tate looked in life, ladies and gentlemen.
This is the ghastly, horrifying way she looked after Susan Atkins and Tex Watson
and Patricia Krenwinkel savagely murdered her. Likewise, with the other victims,
Voytek Frykowski and Abigail Folger. Here is Abigail Folger lying dead on the
front lawn of the Tate residence. You will notice she does have long dark hair
like Linda Kasabian testified, and she is wearing a white gown. You recall that
Linda testified that Patricia Krenwinkel was chasing a woman with an upraised
knife, and that the woman had on a white gown and had long dark hair.
on the closing argument