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
 
 

The Victims...

Known victims of Manson Family Members...

Steven Parent | Abigail Folger | Wojciech Frykowski | Sharon Tate | Jay Sebring | Leno and Rosemary Labianca | Donald "Shorty" Shea | Gary Hinman

Steven Parent... (Victim)Steven Parent... (Victim, August 9, 1969)

Abigail Folger... (Victim)Abigail Folger... (Victim, August 9, 1969)

Wojciech Frykowski... (Victim)Wojciech Frykowski... (Victim, August 9, 1969)

Sharon TateSharon Tate... (Victim, August 9, 1969)

Jay Sebring... (Victim) Jay Sebring... (Victim, August 9, 1969)

Leno and Rosemary Labianca... (Victims)Leno and Rosemary Labianca... (Victim, August 10, 1969)

Donald Shorty Shea (Victim) Donald Shorty Shea... (Victim, on or around August 26, 1969)

Gary Hinman (Victim) Gary Hinman... (Victim, on or around July 30, 1969)

Steven Parent (Victim at Tate Residence - August 9th, 1969) Steven Parent was a victim of the Charles Manson murders. He was born and raised in California. He was murdered at the home of actress Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski, in Beverly Hills, California, along with Sharon Tate, coffee heiress Abigail Folger, Jay Sebring, and Wojciech Frykowski. Polanski was in Europe at the time. Parent was not acquainted with any of the other victims, nor with any of the manson family. He was acquainted with William Garretson who was the caretaker at the Polanski residence, and who lived in a cottage behind the main residence.

Abigail Folger (Victim at Tate Residence - August 9th, 1969) Abigail Folger was an American coffee heiress and a victim of the Charles Manson murders. Born in San Francisco, California, on Wednesday, August 11, 1943. Her parents were Peter Folger, Chairman and President of the Folger Coffee Company, and Inez Mejia, the daughter of a prestigious California land grant family. She is the great-great-granddaughter of J.A. Folger, the founder of Folgers Coffee. Her Catholic parents divorced in 1952 when Abigail was still young, after her mother ended the marriage on the grounds of extreme cruelty. In 1960 her father married again, to his 34 year old private secretary Beverly.

Wojciech Frykowski (Victim at Tate Residence - August 9th, 1969) - Wojciech Frykowski was a Polish born writer who was murdered in the home of Roman Polanski by members of the Charles Manson "Family". He was a very close friend of movie director Roman Polanski and appeared in one of Polanski's early Polish made short films, Mammals in 1962 as a thief. He came from Poland to the United States in the hope of furthering his writing career, but did not meet with success. Wojciech Frykowski was a Polish born writer who was murdered in the home of Roman Polanski by members of the Charles Manson "Family". He was a very close friend of movie director Roman Polanski and appeared in one of Polanski's early Polish made short films, Mammals in 1962 as a thief. He came from Poland to the United States in the hope of furthering his writing career, but did not meet with success.

Sharon Tate (Victim at Tate Residence - August 9th, 1969) - Sharon Tate was an American actress born on January 24th, 1943 in Dallas, Texas. She was the first of three daughters born to Colonel Paul and Doris Tate. Even as a child Sharon was very beautiful. At six months of age Sharon won her first beauty contest; she was crowned Miss Tiny Tot of Dallas Texas. Her very first jobs would include modeling.

Jay Sebring (Victim at Tate Residence - August 9th, 1969) - Jay Sebring was born Thomas John Kummer on October 10, 1933 in Alabama. His parents were accountant Bernerd Kummer and wife Margarette. Jay grew up with 4 brothers in sisters in a middle class family outside of Detroit, Michigan. After high school Jay joined the Navy and went off to serve in the Korean War. Learning much during the war, cutting hair would be a skill that served him very well in life. After serving 4 years in the Navy, Jay moved to Los Angeles where he changed his name to Jay Sebring.

Leno and Rosemary Labianca (Victims at Labianca Residence - August 10th, 1969) -Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary LaBianca were victims of the Charles Manson murders. Leno was a grocery store owner, and Rosemary was also a successful business woman. They lived in the Los Angeles suburb of Los Feliz. Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were found stabbed to death in their home at 3301 Waverly Drive.

Donald "Shorty" Shea (Victim killed seperatly on or around August 16th, 1969) - Donald Shea was born on September 18, 1933, and was a Spahn Ranch stuntman, actor and horse wrangler who had been killed approximately 10 days after the August 16, 1969, raid on the ranch. Manson, suspected that Shea helped set up the raid believed Shea was trying to get Spahn to run the Family off the ranch. Shea had talked with the Manson Family in jail after Spahn Ranch raid and it is believed that Shea had known things about the Tate-La Bianca Murders.

Gary Hinman (Victim killed first on July 31, 1969) - Hinman was born on December 24, 1934 in Colorado was associated with the Manson Family. Hinman had been a hippie renaissance figure in the 1960s, had been working on a PhD in Sociology at U.C.L.A., was a political activist, Zen Buddhist devotee, musician, piano teacher, and apparently a drug dealer with a mescaline factory in his basement at 964 Old Topanga Canyon Road.

On July 31st, Gary Hinman was found dead in his home. He had been stabbed twice in the heart and badly slashed across the left side of his face. His house had been ransacked and both of his cars were missing. Scrawled on the wall in Hinman's blood was "Political Piggy."

Steven Parent | Abigail Folger | Wojciech Frykowski | Sharon Tate | Jay Sebring | Leno and Rosemary Labianca | Donald "Shorty" Shea | Gary Hinman

 

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