2009 Updates and News
The following were updates and news items during 2009.
DECEMBER NEWS: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone!
Click here to download a song-in-the-works by No Flesh Spared. The music is by Anthony Ashby while the lyrics are by Charles Manson. Anthony is still working on the song and we'll hopefully get to hear the final version soon.
NOVEMBER NEWS: Charles Manson turned 75 this month. CNN has an article and a nice photo.
SEPTEMBER NEWS: Roman Polanski has been arrested in Switzerland for possible extradition back to the United States to stand trial. Read here.
Susan Atkins has passed away. Read about it here.
Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme is moving to Marcy, New York (which is close to Utica). Read about it here.
Previously: According to several news websites, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme will be released from prison on August 16. A couple of people had told me that the federal inmate website has been listing a release date. I hadn't posted anything about it because they previously posted something similar which was not an actual release date. This time it appears to be real. Click here for the CNN story which is possibly the most complete. Thanks to Jennifer Matthews for the tip!
Another book release is the new edition of Adam Gorightly's "Shadow Over Santa Susana." I helped some with fact checking and updates. It's a slimmer version but with new material. Check it at Amazon.
Susan Atkins was scheduled for a parole hearing at the end of May but it has been delayed for three months. The reported reason is that some parole board members were not available. James Whitehouse, her husband, says she has had a brain tumor removed, is mostly paralyzed, can hardly speak and can't feed herself. He also states that she does plan to attend her hearing. It was stated over a year ago that she only had weeks or months to live. Debra Tate, Sharon's sister, is speaking out against Atkins' release. Read it here.
MAY NEWS: CharlieManson.Com now has a MySpace page.
It is being reported that "Helter Skelter" is going to be made into a movie for a third time! Reportedly, Oliver Stone is in talks with Vincent Bugliosi to bring the book to the big screen.
Download a tape recorded interview with Diane "Snake" Lake by Bill Nelson.
Barker update #5: A website is being put together to raise funds and volunteers to restore Barker Ranch.
Barker update #3. I've been told a group has contacted the National Park Service about Barker Ranch and have expressed an interest in restoring the structure. The Park Service is going to conduct an archaeological and structural review. If saving it is possible, volunteers and donations may be sought. When I know more, I'll post it here.
Barker update #2. The San Francisco Chronicle has an article about the Barker Ranch fire.
Barker Ranch fire update #1. The National Park Service completed a major renovation to the ranch last month which included a new metal roof, window and door repairs along with clean-up. There is no electricity or propane at Barker (the stove apparently ran off of a long-gone generator). Because the walls and floor are rock and concrete, it sounds like arson. Oddly (?) nearby Myers Ranch burnt several years ago.
Barker Ranch burnt sometime between May 1 and 5. The stone walls are still standing. You can see photos here. Thanks to Cass Ellsworth for the news tip.
Below is a newly uncovered photo of Joel Pugh with Sandy Good. Be sure to read the story here.
Below is a new prison mugshot of Charles Manson taken on March 18, 2009.
Michael Channels has visited Manson many times and put together a vast collection of Family related items. You can check out his videos by clicking here.
JerryW08 has posted a great video on YouTube that you should definitely watch. Click here. (Note this link has been updated).
FEBRUARY NEWS: I just finished "The Six Degrees of Helter Skelter" by FindADeath's Scott Michaels. If you're interested in the Manson case enough to be reading this, then you absolutely must buy a copy of this DVD. Scott gets the story right with witty commentary and tons of great footage of places you may have never seen. Click here to order from Amazon.
Roman Polanski has been attempting to have his rape case dismissed. One request, to have the hearing held outside of Los Angeles, has been denied. He claims the LA Superior Court is biased against him. The next step for the court is to decide whether he has to appear in person. Read about it here.
Happy New Year! For those new to the website, this main page will grow as the year proceeds. Until then, you will probably want to check the previous year update page below.
2008 UPDATES: Updates and news for the year 2008 can be viewed here.
2007 UPDATES: Updates and news for the year 2007 can be viewed here.
2006 UPDATES: Updates and news for the year 2006 can be viewed here.
2005 UPDATES: Updates and news for the year 2005 can be viewed here.
2004 UPDATES: Updates and news for the year 2004 can be viewed here.
2003 UPDATES: Updates and news for the year 2003 can be viewed here.
2002 UPDATES: Updates and news for the year 2002 can be viewed here.
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