of Virginia Graham...
Virginia Graham testified concering a conversation
she had on November 6, 1969 with former fellow inmate Susan Atkins.
examination by Vincent Bugliosi:
"What were the circumstances leading
up to the conversation about the Tate murders?"
"Well, we started
talking, we were talking about many things, and then the conversation drifted
on to LSD, which I, myself, had taken one time, and we discussed LSD for a while.
And then I warned Sadie that she talked entirely too much. I told her that I didn't
care particularly what she had done, but I didn't think it was advisable for her
to talk so much. She told me that she wasn't really worried about it. And she
also told me that she could tell by l.ooking at me, my eyes, that I was a kind
person; and that she wasn't worried about it anyway. And that the police were
on the wrong track about some murders. And I said, 'What do you mean?' And she
said to me, 'The murders at Benedict Canyon.' And just for a moment I didn't quite
snap to what she meant, and I said, 'Benedict Canyon?' And she said, 'Yes. The
Tate murders.' And she said, 'You know who did it, don't you?' And I said, 'No,
I don't.' And she said, 'Well, you are looking at her.' "
she told you this, I take it you were probably somewhat shocked, is that correct?"
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