Thursday, December 15, 2011
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 about it. The book ‘The Retrial of Charles Manson’ by journalist Daniel Simone and Heidi Ley.
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.
Inside the Tate house, the group rounded up Tate, Sebring, Frykowski and Folger, and brought them into the living room. Sebring and Tate had ropes tied around their necks. Sebring was shot, and later stabbed repeatedly as he pleaded for Tate’s safety.
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.
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.”
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.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR SARASOTA HERALD TRIBUNE
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.
Bill Warner Sarasota Private Investigator, SEX, CRIME, CHEATERS & TERRORISM at www.wbipi.com