TRIALS: The Magical Mystery Tour

There is an exit even in the house of horrors that is the Charles Manson murder trial, but it is not possible to leave such a place in peace. As the end of their work finally neared, the jurors last week were shown a display of aberration that was bound to haunt them for a long time to come. It amounted to an unstated plea of insanity.

On view, getting the attention she so openly pleads for, was the first of the four defendants to appear before the jury. Susan Denise Atkins, sounding...

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