Manson Lookout: 'Tate Cried Out for Her Mom'

Linda Kasabian speaks out for first time since Mason cult convictions
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 2, 2009 6:51 AM CDT
Susan Atkins, convicted of seven 1969 Mansion cult murders, talks to the media in 1970.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A witness has ended years of silence about the savage 1969 Charles Manson cult attacks with new details of the night pregnant actress Sharon Tate pleaded for her baby and cried out for her mom as she was fatally stabbed 16 times, reports the Guardian. Linda Kasabian served as a lookout for the Manson "family" attack on the Tate home in the Hollywood Hills where the actress and three houseguests were murdered and their blood was used to write "pig" on the walls.

"I saw a woman in a white dress and she had blood all over her and she was screaming and she was calling for her mom," said Kasabian, now 60, whose testimony convicted Manson and his followers. Kasabian, who has been living under an assumed name in a trailer park in the West, was tracked down by producers of an upcoming documentary on Manson. The attack was sparked because Manson was furious that his music had been rejected by a producer, who once lived in the mansion.
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