Manson Killed More People: New Tape
Dead lawyer says Manson Family member told him of other murders in tape
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2013 8:42 AM CST
This March 1, 1971, file photo shows Charles "Tex" Watson arriving for court in Los Angeles, Calif.   (AP Photo/Wally Fong, File)

(Newser) – In May of last year came an intriguing and horrific revelation: The LAPD was trying to obtain decades-old audio recordings that could link Charles Manson to more murders. The tapes purportedly feature conversations between Manson's former right-hand man, Charles "Tex" Watson, and Watson's lawyer, Bill Boyd. Now, MyFox LA has obtained a tape of an interview between the now-deceased Boyd and an author in which Boyd verifies that he has 20 hours of said interviews—and that Watson does indeed confirm Manson committed more murders than the infamous 1969 killings for which he is jailed.

"[Watson] told me about a bunch of other people Manson had killed," says Boyd on the audio recording, adding that Watson did not implicate himself in the additional murders. Meanwhile, California Gov. Jerry Brown has 30 days to decide whether Manson Family member Bruce Davis should be released on parole, Fox News reports. A state parole panel recommended Davis for release last year, and the entire state parole board followed suit Friday. Davis was sentenced to life in prison in 1972 after being convicted in the killings of a musician and a stuntman; he was not involved in the infamous Sharon Tate murders, reports the AP.

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ren1999
Feb 6, 2013 7:04 AM CST
Under no conditions should Charles Watson be paroled from prison. He should be hanged for murdering 2 people. If not hanged, then at least life in prison. What message are we sending to society?
hog_one
Feb 6, 2013 4:05 AM CST
GharlesP.... You must have spent sometime at the "Q" with Manson. Your statement has the same style of rantings that Manson makes at his parole hearings. There are more holes in your story than swiss cheese. The only thing that is true about your comment is that Polanski did leave the country to avoid charges. However, you did get me to reply. The only reason I did was inform you that all those years you spent in school and watching television were a waste of time. You should have spent the time in a mental institution and by now you probley could have been released by now, unlike Manson and the others.
LenettW3
Feb 5, 2013 8:04 PM CST
Why are we still feeding clothing ect. this Monster? If anyone needs the death penetly it's him & all his so called friends. So much for the Justice system. Hae A BeautifulDay.