Thursday, December 15, 2011

Convicted Serial Killer Charles Manson Trial Was a Frame Up Says Sarasota "Charlie's Angel" Heidi Ley.

It's been 42 years, August 9th, 1969, since actress Sharon Tate and four others were slaughtered in a posh Los Angeles canyon mansion. It's been 42 years ago that a couple's children found the bodies of their parents Leno and Rosemary LaBianca savagely slashed to ribbons. Forty two years after that carnage the man responsible for the two-day murderous rampage in Southern California remains a household name synonymous with evil, hatred, even the devil........Charles Manson.

Now 77, Charles Manson, whose reign of terror once represented the end of the swinging '60s, has been relegated to a dark place in pop culture.  Several of the "Manson women" who supported him with the devotion of acolytes are now gray-haired, completing lengthy prison terms and have a chance to be released in the coming years.

The death sentences of Manson and his lethal Family were commuted to life sentences when a California Supreme Court ruling abolished capital punishment in 1972. While some of his followers have already been paroled, with others possibly to follow, it seems certain Manson will die behind bars, well maybe not if Sarasota "writer" Heidi Ley has anything to say aobut it.

While other serial killers were frightening, Charles Manson reached a whole other level of terror by figuring out how to get seemingly respectful young women from middle-class families to kill at his command.  Manson committed his first known crime -- burglarizing a grocery store --at age 12, followed by armed robbery at age 13.

A brief friendship with former Beach Boy Dennis Wilson began the downward spiral that culminated with the Manson murders. Manson, who was said to have genuine musical talent, had struck up a business and friendly relationship with Wilson.

Manson's songs have been recorded by the Beach Boys, Guns 'n Roses and shock rocker Marilyn Manson. His love for music, particularly the Beatles, would come into play during the next few years as he and his followers believed the rock group was sending the Family messages through their lyrics. "Helter Skelter," made famous by Manson, was actually taken from a Beatles song.

Manson took advantage of his friendship with Wilson in 1968 moving into the singer's Los Angeles house with several members of the Family. That summer, after Wilson tired of Manson and his followers and had them removed from his house, the Family took up residence at the Spahn Ranch owned by the elderly George Spahn, who was reportedly placated by sexual services provided by the Manson women.

The group's first killing was on July 25, 1969, when Manson reportedly ordered the murder of Hinman, a friend, in order to get money the man had gotten through an inheritance. Family member Bobby Beausoleil was arrested for the crime.

Less than two weeks later, a larger group of Manson followers would show up at the home of Sharon Tate and her husband, director Roman Polanski, photo above, eager to kill for "Charlie."  Manson had met Tate earlier that year when he visited their home, thinking a family friend lived there.

"The home, I think, was symbolic of the establishment and the establishment's rejection of him," Bugliosi said.  Determined to jump-start a racial war through "Helter Skelter," Manson sent Watson, Atkins, Kasabian and fellow Family member Patricia Krenwinkel to 10050 Cielo Drive and told them to kill everyone they could in the most gruesome manner possible.

Tate begged for the life of her unborn child -- a baby boy -- even reportedly asking the Family members to kidnap her and let her give birth before they murdered her. Her pleas were ignored and she was stabbed 16 times. Atkins told her "Look bitch, I don't have any mercy on you. You're gonna die." She was then carved up.  Crime scene photos show Tate and Sebring lying together on the living room floor, Tate's very pregnant belly exposed and covered in blood.

One night later, the Family was ready for its next assault. This time Manson sent six people -- the four from the night before and two others, including Leslie Van Houten -- and rode along himself to make sure it was done correctly.

They chose the house of grocery store executive Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary. Though accounts differ from the trial and subsequent interviews and Watson's autobiography, Manson was believed to have gone into the house to tie up the victims.

Vincent Bugliosi said he believes Manson, who was only 5 feet, 2 inches tall, was able to do this despite Leno LaBianca's (see his photo with wife above) imposing stature by promising the couple he was only there for the money and that they would be unharmed if they cooperated.

Instead, after Manson left, Watson stabbed Leno LaBianca with a bayonet and carved the word "WAR" into his midsection. Rosemary, held bound with a lamp cord around her neck and a pillowcase over head in the bedroom, was riddled with stab wounds by Krernwinkel and Van Houten when she heard her husband screaming and began to fight back.

It was Krenwinkel, who had left a fork jutting out of Rosemary LaBianca's body, who wrote in blood the misspelled manifesto "Healter Skelter" on the wall along with phrases such as "Death to pigs" and "Rise."

At trial the "Family" group became infamous for its outbursts, and at one point, Manson attacked Judge Charles Older, who began coming to court armed with a pistol. Prosecution witnesses were threatened by "Family" members on the outside.

In Sarasota Fl we have "Charlie's Angel", neophyte author Heid Ley who claims she has the real story on dirtbag Chales Manson who she mistakenly claims that " “Charlie” is not the monster the L.A. DA made him out to be" and Heidi Ley also maintains he’s not a deranged killer".  "Heidi Ley says her primary goal is to prove Vincent Bugliosi’s helter-skelter theory was a frame-up".  What the hell is wrong with this woman.

Read her "fantasy fairy tale" at the Sarasota Herald Tribune website, "Sarasota woman telling Charles Manson's story".  Heid Ley got all her inside info from 3 visits to Charles Manson in prison and frequent phone calls from him on a smuggled cell phone that "someone" got to Charles Manson in prison.

Published: Thursday, December 15, 2011
Manson is macabre icon;
Regarding "Charlie's angel": No doubt mass murderer Charles Manson has many "followers" and is a macabre icon to some disturbed individuals throughout the nation and the world. Some of these people perhaps long for the communal, misguided days of the 1960s, wear Che Guevara T-shirts, "occupy" and want to stick it to "the Man," but I find "angel" Heidi Ley unworthy of a feature in the Herald-Tribune. Perhaps she can enjoy a hot cup of coffee while awaiting huge sales of her new book. I won't buy into the misguided effort to exalt Manson.

Otis Hunter

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