INMATE VAN HOUTEN: Manson had told Watson to make sure that everyone did something. And when Tex handed me the knife, I knew he wanted me to do something. And at that moment, I lost all sense of my humanity. I couldn't stop. And then I was able to get a hold of myself and I stopped. And that's when I began to wipe off fingerprints..
PRESIDING COMMISSIONER ANGELE: Okay. You also dressed in the victim's clothing when you left. Correct?
INMATE VAN HOUTEN: Yes.
PRESIDING COMMISSIONER ANGELE: And disposed of the clothing you had been wearing because it was blood soaked.
INMATE VAN HOUTEN: No.
PRESIDING COMMISSIONER ANGELE: No? INMATE VAN HOUTEN: No.
PRESIDING COMMISSIONER ANGELE: They were burned?
INMATE VAN HOUTEN: Watson needed a change of clothes and I gave him mine. And he threw the clothes we had been wearing in the trashcan.
PRESIDING COMMISSIONER ANGELE: I understand. But the -
INMATE VAN HOUTEN: And then I burned the others when we got back to the ranch.
PRESIDING COMMISSIONER ANGELE: Including Mrs. LaBianca's clothes.
INMATE VAN HOUTEN: Those are the ones that I burned.
PRESIDING COMMISSIONER ANGELE: This happened quite a long time ago. And I guess the question that really needs to be answered is how do you reconcile the fact that for no reason that I could gather, you entered a residence just because it was there and slaughtered the two people inside?
Is there really any other question that needs to