Now, mind you, ladies and gentlemen, this is several
hours, just a few hours before the Tate murders. Manson is saying, "Now is
the time for Helter Skelter."
Let's look at the transcript of what
happened that particular night. This is extremely important testimony in evidence:
"The night of the afternoon that Mr. Manson said 'Now is the time
for Helter Skelter,' were you still at the ranch that night?"
"Was this the evening of August the eighth, 1969?"
"What took place that evening, Linda, at the ranch?"
remember I was standing out front at this one point and Charlie came up to me
and pulled me off the porch, and I was standing at the very end of the porch,
closest to George Spahn's house, and he told me that-"
"He told me to get a change of clothing, a knife, and
my driver's license."
"Did Mr. Manson tell you to change the clothing
you already had on or to bring an additional change of clothing?"
bring an additional."
"To bring an additional change of clothing?"
"Now, when you walked up to the car, you say Katie
and Sadiethat is Patricia and Susan-were inside the car. Where was Tex?"
"He was standing over by the driver's side."
"Was he talking
"1 think he was talking to Charlie."
is the next thing that happened?"
"Tex got in the car, and we started-"
"What happened at that point?"
"We got about to the middle
of the driveway, you know, and Charlie called us and told us to stop, and he came
to the car to my side of the window, stuck his head in, and told us to leave a
sign. He said, 'You girls know what I mean, something witchy,' and that was it."
on the closing argument