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Manson Life / Tate-La Bianca Murders #443887

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 24, 1969
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(Studio) Judge William Keene agrees to let Charles Manson representative self.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(McMechen, West Virginia) Manson grew up with aunt and uncle here Home shown. Never knew father; mother was prostitute. Average student in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Indianapolis, IN) Lived with his mother here, Stole bike and car at 14. His mother deserted him. Sent to IN Boys' School reformatory after stay at Boys' Town ended in more stealing. Was cited for bad conduct. Not permitted to attend church services at 1 point. Failed 8th grade despite 104 I.Q. [IN Boys' School Glenn VON TRESS - says was chronic discipline problem 20 years ago. Not interested in school. Students liked to mingle with him.] He escaped 5 times. At 16, teachers judged him lazy, self-ctred., and had little influence on others. In federal reform school 16-20.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(McMechen, West Virginia) He married 17-yr. old after release, Arrested for stealing car in 1955. Prisons off and on for next 12 years
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Terminal Is Prison, California) At last prison, he studied off-beat religions, music, and influencing people.
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(San Francisco, California) Moved to Haight-Ashbury area in March, 1967. Address shown. [Unidentified SPKR. - says after year out of prison, he had bus, cars, girls, and guys around him. Had way with people. Was charismatic person.]
REPORTER: Don Oliver

(Near Los Angeles, California) Group moved to Spahn's Movie Ranch in 1968. (AUDIO-VISUAL JUMP.)
REPORTER: Don Oliver

Brinkley, David;
Oliver, Don

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