That is Abigail Folger. This is Voytek Frykowski
in death on the front lawn of the residence.
DEFENDANT MANSON: In color,
MR. BUGLIOSI: Here is a picture.
DEFENDANT MANSON: He wouldn't
want to influence your mind.
MR. BUGLIOSI: Here is a picture of Jay Sebring
alive, and in death. Dr. Noguchi, the coroner of Los Angeles County, conducted
the autopsy on the body of Sharon Tate and supervised and directed the autopsies
on the bodies of the other four Tate victims, Frykowski, Folger, Sebring, and
He found sixteen stab wounds on Sharon Tate's body, all of which
were penetration wounds. Four of the stab wounds were found in the chest, one
stab wound to the abdomen, eight stab wounds in the back, one stab wound in the
right upper arm, one stab wound in the left upper arm, and one stab wound in the
right thigh. He also testified that he observed two rope burn abrasions to Sharon's
left cheek. Two rope burn abrasions to Sharon's left cheek. And he concluded that
these rope burn abrasions were caused when Sharon was hanged. Sharon was hanged
at the scene. Maybe the correct grammar is hung.
The rope connected Sharon
Tate's neck with Jay Sebring's neck, and it was also flung over a wood beam, and
then it fell back onto the floor. If one were to pull the rope, it would have
tightened around Sharon's neck, not Jay Sebring's neck. So, although we cannot
be sure, it is entirely possible that Sharon received these two rope burn abrasions
when either Tex, Katie, or Sadie-probably Tex-pulled on the rope, perhaps temporarily
suspending Sharon in the air. But the cause of her death was not hanging.
doctor's autopsy discovered an eight-month-old fetus, [an] unborn baby, in Sharon's
uterus. The doctor estimated that the unborn baby could not have lived in Sharon's
womb more than fifteen or twenty minutes after Sharon died. Now, although from
a legal standpoint an unborn baby cannot be the subject of a homicide, I think
you will all agree with me that in a very, very real sense, six human beings lost
Miss Folger's cause of death was "stab wound of the aorta."
That is the large blood vessel. Miss Folger had twenty-eight stab wounds. All
of which, however, were penetration wounds, and five or six of which were fatal
in and of themselves.
Jay Sebring's cause of death was exsanguination due
to multiple stab wounds. The doctor said by exsanguination that Jay Sebring simply
bled to death. Mr. Sebring had seven stab wounds, all of which were penetration
wounds, and three of which were fatal in and of themselves. Sebring also had one
gunshot wound which the doctor also felt would have been fatal. Dr. Noguchi recovered
the bullet inside the back of Mr. Sebring's shirt. It entered Sebring's body and
passed all the way through and was lodged between his back and his shirt, where
Dr. Noguchi found the bullet. This bullet definitely and unequivocally was fired
from this revolver here, People's 40. That is the revolver which has been connected
with Charles Manson and the Spahn Ranch.
I will go into this in much more
on the closing argument