The defense did everything possible during fourteen
days of crossexamination to crack Linda's testimony. They never even caused a
submicroscopic dent in her testimony. It was ridiculous. If they were wise they
would have let her alone. Not only was she an excellent witness, answering all
questions in an honest, forthright, unevasive attitude, but the testimony of all
of the other witnesses in this case was completely consistent with her testimony.
Moreover, there was no way under the moon, no way under the stars, for Linda Kasabian
to have known all of the details about these two nights of murder unless she was
with these defendants.
All that can be expected of you as reasonable men
and women is that you conscientiously evaluate the evidence in this case and apply
your logic and your common sense and your reasoning powers and the law given to
you by Judge Older to that evidence, and thereby reach ajust and a fair verdict.
When you apply the law and your logic and your common sense and your reasoning
powers to the evidence in this case, you won't have any difficulty whatsoever
coming to the conclusion that the prosecution proved the guilt of these defendants
beyond all reasonable doubt....
Ladies and gentlemen, the prosecution did
its job in gathering and presenting the evidence. The witnesses did their job
by taking that witness stand and testifying under oath. Now you are the last link
in the chain of justice....
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, Sharon Tate...Abagail
Folder...Voytek Frykowski...Jay Sebring...Steven Parent...Leno LaBianca...Rosemary
LaBianca...are not here with us now in this courtroom, but from their graves they
cry out for justice. Justice can only be served by coming back to this courtroom
with a verdict of guilty.
Under the laws of this state and nation these
defendants were entitled to have their day in court. They got that. They were
also entitled to have a fair trial by an impartial jury. They also got that. That
is all that they are entitled to. Since they committed these seven savage, senseless
murders, the people of the state of California are entitled to a guilty verdict.
Thank you very much.