of Linda Kasabian...
On the influence of Charles Manson over Family
Direct examination by Vincent Bugliosi:
"Did you ever
see or observe any members of the Family refuse to do anything that Manson told
him or her to do?" "No, nobody did. We always wanted to do anything
and everything for him."
On the Tate Murders: Direct examination by
[Departure from Spahn ranch:]
of the afternoon that Mr. Manson said 'Now is the time for Helter Skelter,' were
you still at the ranch that night?" "Yes." "Was this the evening
of August the eighth, 1969?" "I believe so." "What took place
that evening, Linda, at the ranch?" "I 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 you what?" "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?" "To bring an additional." "To bring an additional
change of clothing?" "Yes." "Now, when you walked up to the
car, you say Katie and Sadie that is Patricia and Susan-were inside the car. Where
was Tex?" "He was standing over by the driver's side." "Was
he talking to anyone?" "I think he was talking to Charlie." "What
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."
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