Written by Patti Pauley
Anyone breathing oxygen on planet Earth knows the name of quite possibly, one of the most malevolent, manipulative men born in the 20th century- Charles Manson. A grand majority of you also know of the reasons behind his infamy. And while the crimes committed by his followers are nearing the 50 year mark, the bizarre and gruesome true tales of horror surrounding Manson and his family, remain on the top of America’s list of most heinous crimes and continue to intrigue curious minds living on the outside of those affected.
Said inquiring minds, prepare for a brand new documentary presented by ABC’s Truth and Lies series this Friday that dives into the original crime scene footage and never before seen jailhouse interviews with Manson. The two-hour special also provides new in-depth interviews with law enforcement and first responders to the brutal crime scenes that have left a heavy footprint of trauma within their lives.
Also new are featured interviews with the younger sister of who is considered, the most famous and yet tragic victim of the Manson Family Murder Spree Sharon Tate, Debra Tate. The beautiful eight-month pregnant Sharon Tate was married to Rosemary’s Baby director Roman Polanski, and was brutally stabbed sixteen times by three of Manson’s “family members” along with five other victims in the Polanski/Tate home on August 8, 1969. Celebrity hairstylist Jay Sebring; coffee fortune heiress Abigail Folger; writer Wojciech Frykowski; and Steven Parent, a friend of the family’s caretaker were all savagely killed.The next night, the family claimed two more victims in the name of Manson- Supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary, were killed at their home.
Among other interviews with the victims’ family and friends, Beach Boys front-man Mike Love, who has had several run-ins with ol’ Charlie boy on account of the historical transactions between Manson and Dennis Wilson, speaks on his encounters with the twisted individual.
The ABC special premieres this Friday, March 17, 2017 at 9 PM Eastern time.