NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 03, 1969
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(Studio) Attorney for 1 of cult involved in Sharon Tate murders, Paul Caruso, says 5 dressed in black enter Tate's home after cutting telephone and power lines. Killed 5 people there, and killed 2 more at another home the next night. Says client, Susan Atkins, and others under influence of leader, Charles Manson. Manson arraigned for receiving stolen goods.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Independence, California) Cult called him "Jesus." Mbrs. of group say he had influence over them. [Manson Attorney Fred SCHAEFER - says Manson not yet charged with Tate murders; hasn't reacted to it. Seems to be philosophical and friendly.] Cnty. Sheriff wouldn't allow him to talk to reporters [Los Angeles Police Department Insp. John McALLISTER - says hippie group involves juvenile delinquency and sex crimes. Cults encourage criminality.] Grand Jury to seek indictment
REPORTER: Don Oliver