Beardless and shaven-headed, Charles Manson, is sullen faced as he goes to hear sentence of death in the gas chamber passed by the court 29 March 1971 in Los Angeles. Manson was convicted of murder, after in August 1969, during two bloody evenings of paranoid, psychedelic savagery, at least nine people were murdered among them Sharon Tate, the young and pregnant actress and wife of Roman Polanski. The trial of Manson and three girls followers similarly sentenced lasted ten months.
Charles Manson and several of his followers were found guilty in the murder of seven people more than four decades ago, but now there could be some new information in the case.
L.A. police detectives might soon be able to review the audio of taped conversations between Manson follower Charles "Tex" Watson and his attorney. The judge ruled that Watson waived his attorney-client privileges when he allowed the private tapes to be sold to a writer.
For more on these tapes and what they could reveal, we're joined now by Richard Winton (@LACrimes) with the L.A. Times.