• This Day in Crime History

    August 18: 1987: Ember Kimberly Mars, 27, was raped and murdered in her Kearns, UT apartment by David Franklin Young.  He was convicted and sentenced to death.  His conviction and sentence was overturned. He was reconvicted and sentenced to LWOP.  He was also convicted of murders in Illinois and Indiana.  He is serving his sentences out of the State of Utah.

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This Date in History: Murder on Cielo Drive 1969

Cielo Drive victims
The victims:
Sharon Tate, 26 [8/9/1969]
Richard Paul Polanski (unborn child of Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski) [8/9/1969]
Abigail Folger, 25 [8/9/1969]
Voytek Frykowski, 32 [8/9/1969]
Jay Sebring, 36 [8/9/1969]
Steve Parent, 18 [8/9/1969]

Find-a-Grave Sharon Tate
Find-a-Grave Richard Paul Polanski
Find-a-Grave Abigail Folger
Find-a-Grave Wojciech Frykowski
Find-a-Grave Jay Sebring
Find-A-Grave: Steven Earl Parent
Remembering Steven Parent (1951-1969)
The Tate Murders
The History Channel
The Official Sharon Tate Website
Wikipedia: Sharon Tate
Wikipedia: Steven Parent
Wikipedia: Tex Watson
Wikipedia: Susan Atkins
Wikipedia: Patricia Krenwinkel
Wikipedia: Charles Manson
Murderpedia: Charles Milles Manson
The Tate-LaBianca Homicide Research Blog
News Archive: Manson Family murders

Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders (EXCELLENT book)
Sharon Tate and the Manson Murders
Manson in His Own Words
Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson
Charles Manson Exposed: The Surprising and Disturbing Story of Charles Manson, Helter Skelter, and the Manson Murders
Manson’s Right-Hand Man Speaks Out

Helter Skelter (1976)
Helter Skelter (2004)
The Manson Family
Charles Manson: Journey Into Evil
Cease to Exist

Charles Manson – convicted of 9 counts of 1st degree murder, sentenced to death, later commuted to life, denied parole [next parole hearing 2027]
Charles “Tex” Watson – convicted of 7 counts of 1st degree murder, sentenced to death, later commuted to life, denied parole [next parole hearing 11/2016]
Susan Atkins – convicted of 8 counts of 1st degree murder, sentenced to death, later commuted to life [died 9/24/2009 in prison]
Patricia Krenwinkel – convicted of 7 counts of 1st degree murder, sentenced to death, later commuted to life, denied parole [next parole hearing 2018]

Susan Atkins
Susan Atkins


Charles Manson

CDCR#: B33920
Age: 79
Admission Date: 04/22/1971
Current Location: Corcoran
4001 King Avenue
Corcoran, CA 93212
(559) 992-8800


Tex Watson

CDCR#: B37888
Age: 68
Admission Date: 11/17/1971
Current Location: Mule Creek
4001 Highway 104
Ione, CA 95640
(209) 274-4911


Patricia Krenwinkel

CDCR#: W0831
Age: 66
Admission Date: 04/28/1971
Current Location: Women’s Institution
16756 Chino-Corona Road
Corona, CA 92880
(909) 597-1771


One Response

  1. This must be the night that was the worst in the recorded history of crime. A beautiful, gentle spirit was taken while begging for the life of her unborn child. Other innocents died as well. It is my hope that her memory will live forever. Her legacy of victims rights means so much to so many. Such a precious life gone much too soon, always to be missed and always to be cherished.

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