Summary: On August 9 and 10, 1969 two heinous crimes took place. On the 9th, a Gang of Four people lead by Manson killed Sharon Tate who was eight and a half months pregnant. They also killed four of her friends. They then used her blood to write PIG on her door. On the 10th, Leno LaBianca and his wife were murdered. The word WAR was carved on Leno's stomach. Charles did not personally kill these people but people in his "cult" did.
Description:The mystery that needs to be solved is who are the murders traced to? These crimes took five months to trace back to Charles Manson.
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Victims: -Sharon Tate: Hollywood starlet -4 of her friends -Leno LaBianca: grocery owner -Rosemary LaBianca: Leno's wife Suspects: -Charles Manson: cult leader, psychologically sick, hard childhood "an extroverted, persuasive individual who served as absolute ruler of this group marriage commune" -members of the "Manson Family", usually young women -On 9 August 1969 Manson dispatched Charles "Tex" Watson, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Linda Kasabian
Evidence: - blood smeared on wall -102 stab wounds in each vicim -Al Springer a biker told police that he knew Manson's family wrote things in blood about pigs -detectives traced the .22 calibers