Ms. June Emmer questioned by Irving Kanarek (August 3, 1970) out of the jury’s presence due to being a conditional witness that may not be able to testify later:
Q: How long have you known Miss
A: She stayed a month with me at my house between the middle of October and the middle of November.
Q: Now, while she stayed at your house did Linda Kasabian discuss with you LSD?
Q: Now, directing your attention to the matter of acid and LSD, would you please tell us whether or not Linda Kasabian told you that she had consumed acid or LSD?
A: Yes. She told me when she was carrying her baby, Tanya, she took it, and for me not to believe everything I see in the papers about taking LSD as far as having a child.
Q: What did she tell you concerning her stay in
A: She had a ball there and really enjoyed it.
Q: Did she tell you that she had been in a $250,000 house?
Q: And did Mrs. Kasabian state words to you, anything, as to her state of mind towards other people when she went on trips?
A: She did not care what happened when she went on trips.
Q: Do you have in your mind a meaning for the word trance?
Q: Now, directing your attention to Linda Kasabian, would you state that what you observed concerning her, as to whether or not she appeared to be in a trance?
A: Yes, she...
(Objection by Bugliosi. Sustained. Response stricken from the record.)
Q: Would you indicate to us, Mrs. Emmer, what her manner appeared to be to you?
Q: And when you say hippie-type, what do you mean, Mrs. Emmer?
A: The way she dressed.
Q: Did she wear shoes?
Q: Mrs. Emmer, at one time while you were discussing a $250,000 home with Mrs. Kasabian, did you ask her why she was at this house?
(Objection by Bugliosi. Requested an offer of proof as to the validity of the question.)
KANAREK: Well, I believe the Sharon Tate home, your Honor, is worth about $250,000. And it is our belief that Linda Kasabian was in that house, that Linda Kasabian had a participation in these murders that is far and much greater than Linda Kasabian has testified to.
Q: What did she tell you?
A: She told me she couldn’t tell me. I said, "Why not?" I said, "What kind of people do you know with that kind of money?" She said, "I just cannot tell you."
Q: Do you have an opinion, Mrs. Emmer, as to the truth, honesty and integrity of Linda Kasabian?
A: I know she lies.
STOVITZ: May that be stricken your Honor, as pure
OLDER: It is non-responsive. The answer is stricken.
Q: Well, you lived with her for a whole month?
Q: Did her father tell you what his opinion was concerning her reputation?
Q: You had occasion to observe her, and among other people besides yourself?
Q: All right, would you tell us what, then, her reputation for truth, honesty and integrity was in the fall of 1969 in the community in which she lived in
A: She was a liar.
Q: What was her reputation, was it good, bad?
A: All I can say is she just lied, that is all.
Q: What is her reputation for truth, honesty and integrity, good or bad?
A: It was bad. (The record notes there was a pause before replying.)
Q: Did she ever state to you-did she ever state to you anything concerning the taking of any other drugs other than LSD or acid?
A: She told me she took them all.
June Emmer cross-examined by Stovitz (August 3, 1970) out of the jury’s presence. Note that many objections by Kanarek have been deleted for clarity:
Q: Mrs. Emmer, when Linda Kasabian first came to
Q: Whom did she move in with?
A: She arrived on a Saturday and spent Saturday night, her and the baby, upstairs over the liquor bar. Her father could not be found.
Q: Was there any particular reason her father could not be found?
A: He has weekends off and sometimes he goes out in his boat or goes here or there.
(Missing testimony about witness being twenty nine years old and her husband, in the Fall of 1969, was sixty two.)
Q: When Linda came to live with you she was more or less like a young person to you and you and Linda started to talk, is that right?
Q: One of the things that you and Linda got to talk about was your drinking habits, isn’t that right?
KANAREK: I object your Honor, on the grounds that it is immaterial, irrelevant.
Q: All right now, do you imbibe a little? Do you partake of alcoholic beverages from time
Q: And do you find that as the occasion arises, when you have taken too many alcoholic beverages, your memory becomes a little bad at times?
Q: This weekend, for instance, you have not taken an excess of alcohol, have you?
A: I have four or five drinks a night.
Q: What about this morning, did you have four or five drinks this morning?
(No response from witness.)
Q: The shaking of your hand, especially when you took the oath, is that because you were nervous or the four or five drinks?
A: My shaking has nothing to do with my drinking whatsoever.
Q: Do you drink to stop your shaking?
A: No. When I drink I shake more.
Q: All right, now, did you ever see Linda drink?
Q: When was that?
A: All I seen her, during the month, was take one beer, that is all.
Q: Now, when did your husband pass away?
A: November 22nd.
Q: And following your husband’s demise did you increase your drinking habits or did you decrease your drinking habits?
Q: All right now, was your husband ill at the time Linda left
A: He was under a doctor’s care.
Q: And when Linda left
A: The same day. She left from my house to go to the airport.
Q: Now you like Linda’s father, Mr. Drouin, right?
Q: Do you have any matrimonial plans?
Q: Do you feel that Linda’s affection for her father or her father’s affection for Linda in any way interferes with your relationship with Mr. Drouin?
KANAREK: This is assuming facts not in evidence. In fact the contrary is true, the father feels
STOVITZ: I suggest you stand next to your witness if you want to coach her. It’s very disconcerting your standing over there.
A: All he does is work for me.
Q: How long has he worked for you?
A: For my husband fourteen years.
Q: How long has he worked for you?
A: Four years.
Q: In other words you were only married to your husband four years?
A: Three years.
Q: Three years?
(Missing testimony. Kanarek had traveled to
Q: Did you ever discuss the term "reputation" with Mr. Kanarek?
Q: What do you understand the word "reputation" to mean?
A: What she is known as.
Q: Now, besides Mr. Drouin, did you know anyone else that knew Linda Kasabian at
A: Her father’s girl friend.
Q: What is her name?
A: Judy. Judy Short.
Q: Is Judy here in
Q: Where have you last seen her?
A: She helps Rosy at the bar. Rosy is Linda’s father.
Q: And did you discuss Linda Kasabian with anyone else besides her father and Judy?
A: Yes. A neighbor across the street.
Q: What is that neighbor’s name?
A: A Mrs. Frye.
Q: Do you like Linda Kasabian?
A: She never did anything to me.
Q: Mrs. Emmer, would you like a drink of water?
A: No, thank you.
Q: Your mouth is still not dry?
Q: Mrs. Emmer, you stated that you had about five drinks last night, is that right?
A: Not last night, no.
Q: The night before?
A: (No response from witness.)
Q: Now, what about one occasion in
A: I never drink in the daytime. I have a couple of drinks at night as most people do.
Q: Was this conversation in the daytime or the nighttime?
Q: All right. Now, one of the things that she said to you about
Q: Did she describe what type of chandeliers, whether they were French Provincial, or the Spanish type, or whether the early American chandelier?
Q: Did she show it to you in a book?
Q: Tell us everything you remember about the chandelier and about the house.
A: She told me she was in several homes worth over $250,000, with chandeliers. That is all she told me.
Q. Linda told you that she was using acid when she was carrying Tanya, is that right?
A: Right. She told me not to believe everything I read in the papers. Because she was taking a lot of it when she carried Tanya, and she said "Look at that baby; there is nothing the matter with it."
Q: How old was Tanya when you saw her?
A: Two and a half.
Q: Did she walk?
Q: Was she saying words? Did she say anything like "Mommy" or "Daddy" or "Charlie" or anything like that?
A: She used the word "Mama" and "love."
Q: And aside from going around barefooted and being a little hippie-ish, did Linda appear to be a normal girl?
Q: As far as you are concerned, the amount of alcohol that you drank in no way affected your opinions whatsoever; is that right?
Q: And the amount of alcohol you drank in no way affected your memory?
A: I told you I had a couple of drinks every night; but during the day, that is when we talked, because we were home alone.
Q: At the bar did you have a couple of drinks each night?
A: No. I wasn’t at the bar. I was home with her.
Q: At night?
A: During the day.
Q: What about having a couple of drinks; when did you have a couple of drinks?
A: At night. I never drank in the daytime.
Q: At the bar or at the house?
A: At the house.
Q: Was Linda there when you were having a couple of drinks?
Q: And didn’t she, on one of those times, ask you, "Judy" - she called you Judy, didn’t she?
Q: Didn’t she say, "Judy, why do you drink so much?"
(Missing testimony. Emmer had only talked to three people about Kasabian.)
OLDER: There is no evidence that Mrs. Emmer is familiar with the general reputation of Linda Kasabian in the community for truth, honesty and veracity. Therefore her testimony regarding reputation as to Mrs. Kasabian will be stricken….