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This is a complete presentation about Charles Manson and the Manson Family Murders. THERE ARE MANY ACTUAL SLIDES FOR YOUR REVIEW IN THE PREVIEW. THIS IS YOUR BEST INDICATION OF PRODUCT QUALITY
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This is a very thorough presentation of the legal proceedings regarding all 7 murders done by the Manson family in August of 1969. These are all 5 murders at Cielo Drive, commonly called the Tate Murders, and the 2 LaBianca murders. The presentation is replete with imagery throughout to facilitate learning. There is also a supplement featuring 13 slides of highlights of prosecutor Bugliosi's classic closing argument.
There is also a 20 point multiple choice QUIZ with answer key plus a complete set of FLASHCARDS for reviewing the presentation.
The author is a retired lawyer, instructor and textbook writer.
Charles Manson’s rationale behind his murders is so bizarre that he does seem unhinged, so unhinged as to be perfect for the insanity defense. Which goes to show how insane one must really be to qualify for using the insanity defense because he didn’t use it.
Manson was upset that no one had helped him establish himself as a musical star. The problem was that he couldn’t sing and could barely play. He met Terry Melcher, Doris Day’s son, who he thought would help him.
However, Terry could not find any talent in him. Terry had made the same discovery over his own musical career and then gone into the business end of music instead.
Terry was living at the Cielo Drive house when Manson was trying to kickstart his musical career. At first it was assumed by police that Manson thought Terry was still living at that house when he picked it.
But Manson knew Terry had moved. Nevertheless, Manson had bad feelings about everything associated with Terry so thought that the house was a good choice because it too must have played a part in squelching his musical dreams.
With no musical career in the offing, Manson had to find another path for himself. This is when he started listening to the album "Helter Skelter" by the Beatles and decided that he could profit from a black vs white race war. All he had to do was start one.
His idea was that such a war would start if privileged whites thought that blacks were rising up against them and killing them in their enclaves. So Manson would kill some of these well to do whites and then the race war would begin.
The blacks would win the race war. However, they would be inept at leading so that would be his golden moment. Manson would step into the breach and become the leader of the blacks.