Charles Manson‘s family committed the Tate-LaBianca murders exactly thirty-seven years ago today.
When I think of American cult-based murder sprees, I think of the two that took place in L.A., both within a short time frame: the Manson Family murders, and the S.L.A shootout. I was fortunate enough to be on the 1947 project Crime Bus when they toured past the S.L.A. shootout house in March, but I haven’t sought out the house that the Tate murders (no relation) took place in.
By the way, Manson is up for parole in 2007. That’s only a year away. Whoever thought that day would come?
EDIT: Will pointed out that the murders took place on the 8th and 9th, not the 10th. I had thought the LaBianca murders took place on the 10th. Thanks, Will.