Charles Manson - The True Story
Cast of Characters: Abigail Folger   Bobby Beausoleil   Bruce Davis   Charles Manson   Danny Decarlo   Dennis Wilson   Gary Hinman   Jay Sebring   Judge Older   The Labianca's   Leslie VanHouten   Linda Kasabian   Mary Brunner   Patricia Krenwinkel   Paul Watkins   Roman Polanski   Sandra Good   Sharon Tate   Shorty Shea   Steve Grogan   Steven Parent   Susan Atkins   Terry Melcher   Tex Watson   Virginia Graham   Vincent Bugliosi   William Garretson   Wojciech Frykowski  
Charles Manson Murders; Helter Skelter
 
 

Danny DeCarlo... (Immunity)

(aka Donkey Dan, Daniel Romeo, Richard Allen Smith)

Danny DeCarlo... (Member) Danny DeCarlo, born June 20, 1944, from Toronto Canada, was a member of biker gang the Straight Satans and associated with the Manson Family.

Danny DeCarlo, born June 20, 1944, from Toronto Canada, was treasurer of the outlaw biker gang the Straight Satans. Danny, like Bobbie Beausuliel, stayed at the Spahn Ranch because of all the pretty girls, free sex and drugs. In 1966, he was convicted of smuggling Marijuana across the U.S./Mexican border.

It is believed that Charles Manson wanted to align himself with the Straight Satans to keep the public away from the ranch, one of the main reasons Manson took a special interest in DeCarlo. However the Straight Satans didn’t like Charlie and wanted to get Danny out of Spahn and return to the club.

On one occasion, the Straight Satans went to the Spahn Ranch and threatened to rape and kill everyone if Danny didn’t return to Venice with them. Charlie offered his life in exchange for them to leave. The bikers were so freaked out by Charlie’s death wish they left the ranch without raising hell.

Danny DeCarlo... (Member) Danny was at Spahn Ranch often and was there during the August 16th raid, a week after the Tate-Labianca murders. After hearing about the murder of Shorty Shea later that month, DeCarlo left the family and moved to Venice.

Danny was at Spahn Ranch often and was there during the August 16th raid, a week after the Tate-Labianca murders. After hearing about the murder of Shorty Shea later that month, DeCarlo left the family and moved to Venice.

Danny was eventually charged with three separate crimes and made a deal with the State to turn on Manson and the Family telling them everything he knew. On November 19, 1969, DeCarlo, while handcuffed, gave Vincent Bugliosi and the LAPD a tour of Spahn's Movie Ranch, On December 8, 1969, three days after Susan Atkins testimony, DeCarlo also testified before the Grand Jury assisting in the District Attorney's office in acquiring the indictment of Manson and several members of the family for the Tate/La Bianca Murders.

 

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