Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Right Hand Man


SACRAMENTO (AP) – The self-described right-hand man of cult leader Charles Manson who was convicted of orchestrating a pair of notorious slayings 42 years ago has his latest parole hearing scheduled Wednesday



Charles "Tex" Watson, 65, has been denied parole 13 times but will try again. Four relatives of Watson's victims plan to ask that his parole be denied for killing actress Sharon Tate, who was eight months pregnant, and four others at her Beverly Hills home on Aug. 9, 1969. The next night, he helped kill grocery owners Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.

"There's no question these were some of the most horrific crimes in California history in terms of the brutality, the multiple stab wounds, the gunshots, the large number of victims over a two-day period," said Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Patrick Sequeira.

Watson's attorney, Cheryl Montgomery, did not return repeated telephone messages.

Watson married and divorced in prison and has four children from conjugal visits, but his family did not respond to a request for comment that was left through the website that promotes Watson's prison ministry, http://www.aboundinglove.org.

The hearing will be held at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione, 50 miles southeast of Sacramento.

The website says he was raised in Copeville, Texas, north of Dallas, and headed to California in 1967 after dropping out of college. A brief biographical sketch on the site said Watson believed Manson "offered utopia, but in reality, he had a destructive world view, which Charles ended up believing in and acting upon. His participation in the 1969 Manson murders is a part of history that he deeply regrets."

A book he wrote while in prison is titled, Manson's Right-Hand Man Speaks Out! In the past, Watson has argued that he is a changed man who has been a model prisoner and no longer is a danger to the public.

He did not attend his last parole hearing in 2006 but was portrayed in a psychiatric evaluation at the time as "a very devout fundamentalist Christian … a young, naive and gullible man (who) got into drugs and bizarre company without appreciating the deviance of the company he was keeping."

Anthony DiMaria, a nephew of victim Jay Sebring, planned to contest that view of Watson and other Manson disciples.

"They've often been portrayed as these victims of Manson, and they are killers. They're mass murderers," DiMaria said in a telephone interview before the hearing.

He planned to attend the hearing with his mother and sister.

Debra Tate also was expected to speak to the two-member panel of the California Board of Parole Hearings on behalf of her late sister, who at the time was married to film director Roman Polanski.

Watson was convicted in a separate trial after Manson and three female followers were found guilty of the seven murders. Their death sentences were commuted to life when the U.S. Supreme Court briefly outlawed the death penalty in 1972.

DiMaria said his mother has considered it her mission to speak out on behalf of her brother.

41 comments:

TomG said...

This fellow can't even get one comment? oops.

hippichick40 said...

What else is there to say, other than, "Let him rot"?

louis365 said...

I disagree that he was Manson's right hand man. He may have been the man in charge during Helter Skelter, but it was Davis who was second in command to Charlie.

George Vreeland Hill said...

Tex Watson is a disgusting animal.
I can't stand to see him smile in those prison photos.
He is just so stupid looking.
I hope he rots in hell.

George Vreeland Hill

snooproose said...

I would not give this piece of shit the credit of "right hand man" I would like to give him a few hands to the face and a kick in the crotch

TomG said...

You guys are hard on him. He said he was sorry, accepted Jesus Christ into his heart, repented.

By your culture's standards, not mine, but yours, he goes to heaven....and y'all, don't.

The unfairness of life.

starship said...

In your culture, Tom, let me guess:

The Broad Street Bullies kick the crap out of him every day for eternity...

St. Circumstance said...

I hope the Col rejoins us soon because I cant stand to look at this Sucker!!

the thought of him smiling really gives me a pain in the ass like nothing else I have ever known...

It ruins my opinion of Jail that he is still walking around smiling

Where are all the guys from Oz and Shawshenk redemption ??

I thought skinny, nerdy , white guys couldn't make it in the clink??

Do you know how much fun I passed on growing up as a kid to make sure I never wound up where he is???

Had I known you could import foreign babes and reproduce at the expense of the Sate of California on government sponsored weekend sexual interludes...

Well- I still wouldn't want to go to jail- but at least it explains why he is smiling...

So anyway- please Col- come give us some Holiday mercy and move on from this Scum bag- so every day when I come to read your latest offerings...

I dont have to look at this stupid, pathetic, low-life Deuche-bag

Especially during Christmas time

:)

melee1969 said...

Ah, the tragedy of aging with a guilty conscience.

Tex has all the signs.

A bulbous nose, long old man ear lobes, bad teeth, a big creased forehead, Roseola on his chin, nose & cheeks.

If he was ever seen as "cute", those days are long gone.

Panamint Patty said...

Hey Poirot, it's rosacea, not roseola.

louis365 said...

He doesn't look guilty to me. He looks very happy and content to be where he is...seems to release him would only upset him...I don't think we would want to do that.

The Anti Liz said...
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The Anti Liz said...

If you hate Liz visit us here

http://le-rubrique.blogspot.com/

Panamint Patty said...
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Kill Trout said...

Fuck you Shawn aka Knievel

St. Circumstance said...
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St. Circumstance said...

by the way lol

Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays/New Year Col and all the rest of you :)

from James- your favorite Saint

Unknown said...

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melee1969 said...

Well I tried posting a "peace" on Liz's blog, but it's locked down.

Suffice it to say, I think all this "outing" is bullshit.

It's fucking bullshit. It's a pissing contest. It's a ridiculous reality show.

Jesus Christ, get on with bidness.

STOP revealing identities, reach a verdict and fucking get on with your fucking lives.

We're here to discuss this fucking case. Let's get on with it!

melee1969 said...

Unknown, you are like everyone else, wasting everyone's time with useless info.

Posting stupid info that no one gives a shit about.

STOP WASTING MY TIME!!! FUCKER!!!

Marliese said...

Col, where ever you are, i hope you're having a good time. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

Hope you return soon and take back your highjacked blog.

Happy Christmas everyone.

Marliese said...

Patty...I love it. Laugh every time i click here and see "hey poirot, it's rosacea not roseola"

Perfect. lol

TomG said...

If anyone would like to out me or stalk me, it doesn't really matter. At my age, I'd be flattered!

Come to Atlantic City NJ! We'd love to have you! Be careful, though. Lots of bad guys on Pacific Ave.

son of man said...

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Eddy said...

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Patrick Sullivan said...

Ruberique - the Anti Liz blog is back.

http://www.le-paradoxes.com/

TomG said...
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Marliese said...

Col...I hope you're alright, hope nothing's happened, hope you're having a good time somewhere.

And I hope you'll come back. Some of us miss what you have to say...

Matt said...

Col is dealing with life issues. He'll be back.

Marliese said...

Matt said...>>>>
Col is dealing with life issues. He'll be back.<<<<<


Oh is he now?

I'm sure he's a busy man and actually has a life outside of TLB, but i don't know that he's "dealing with life issues."

Maybe his life is perfectly fine and he just doesn't have anything to say at the moment.

I simply wish him well, and appreciate the work he's done here. And with the blogs so full of go fuck yourself hate at the moment, I miss his humor...

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TomG said...

I'm dealing with life issues too. The Flyers are losing 1-0 to the Nashville Predators.

The horror, the horror....

sponk said...
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jill said...

looking forward to the return of 'the col' and wish him well.

feeling rusty about this, i wonder if anyone who can still remember anything has been able to add any new information lately...

Kill Trout said...

It looks like the Monfort boys are back in business.

I guess Eviliz isn't the only blog interested in Nancy Pitman's boys.

http://www.youtube.com/

user/MichaelsBackporch

louis365 said...

Is the CrazyCol sharing a room with Tex?

rfoster1 said...

Col? Wherefore art thou Col?

Brian Davis said...

Hello Col ! Most of us know you post when you want and such so I just wanted to say I hope all is well and look forward to your return.