"Did you ask her how Sharon Tate was dressed?"
"Yes, I did. She said she had a bikini bra and pants on."
she identify the person who was seated at the bed with Sharon?"
"What name did she give?"
"Did she say whether or not Sharon Tate and Jay Sebring eventually entered
the living room of the Tate residence?"
"Yes, she did."
Sharon Tate and Jay Sebring entered the living room, what did Susan Atkins say
"She said that the other man-"
when you say 'other man,' did she indicate that this was a man other than Jay
"Yes, sir, she did."
"What did she say about
this other man?"
"She said that the other man ran past her, and
as he ran past her she stabbed him four or five times. He got to the door and
he started screaming for help. He got out onto the front lawn and he was screaming,
'Help, help, somebody please help!' And with this she put her hand on her hip
and she said to me, 'And would you believe that he was screaming "Help, help,"
and nobody came?' "
"This is what Susan Atkins told you?"
"What else did Sadie say she did?" "She said she
was holding Sharon Tate's arms behind her, and that Sharon Tate looked at her
and she said she was crying and said to her, 'Please, please don't kill me, I
don't want to die. 1just want to have my baby.' She said, 'And I looked Sharon
straight in the eye and I said to her, "Look, bitch, you might as well face
it right now, you're going to die, and I don't feel a thing behind it," and
in a few minutes she was dead.' "
"Did Susan Atkins say whether
she in fact killed Sharon Tate?"
"Yes, she did."
did she say?"
"She said, 'I killed her.' "
Atkins say anything about blood at that point?" "Yes, she did."
"What did she say?"
"She said that she had blood in her
hand and she looked at her hand and she took her hand and she put it up to her
mouth and she said, 'To taste death and yet give life, wow, what a trick.' "
Not just a robot, but a bloodthirsty robot. Bloodthirsty robots. Can you
believe that? Susan Atkins is tasting Sharon Tate's blood. Unbelievable.
Miss Atkins ask you if you had ever had that type of experience with blood?"
"Yes, she did. She asked me in was interested in blood, and I said that
I had seen it, and she said that it was really beautiful; that it was warm and
sticky." "Did she say anything about the eyes of the people there at
the Tate residence?"
"Yes, she did. She told me that she wanted
to take their eyes out and squash them against the wall, and cut their fingers
off, but that she didn't have time."
Susan, of course, is just a cloistered
nun type, ladies and gentlemen. She is as innocent, of course, as a newborn baby,
a little darling.
on the closing argument