The three female defendants in the Tate/LaBianca murder trial leave the Los Angeles courtroom after being convicted of first degree murder, 25th January 1971. From left to right, Patricia Krenwinkel, Susan Atkins and Leslie Van Houten were found guilty of the murders of actress Sharon Tate and six other people.
I am sure you know, so this is directed to others who may read this. But Leslie Van Houten was convicted for only the LaBianca slayings and that was later overturned. She was retried for the murder of Rosemary LaBianca and that was ended in a hung jury. She was retried again, and finally convicted in 1978. During that time she was free.
Susan Atkins was convicted of the LaBianca slayings despite not even being there.
Jack Nicholson & Stanley Kubrick on the set of The Shining
“I was raging inside, there was just… incredible energies. Positive and negative - depending on a mood that would trigger one or the other. And outside, I looked troubled at times, other times I looked moody… uh, other times, perfectly serine. Not very sane… but again, people weren’t even aware of what was happening.”
- Edmund Kemper