Episode 23: Leslie Van Houten Part 2

Murder Coaster by Christa Carmen and Matthew Brockmeyer

Episode notes

The Leslie Van Houten Story Part 2: Marauders in the desert, the way of the coyote, arrest, trial, rehabilitation and release.

Leslie has gone from flower-power, love-child hippie to marauding, violent outlaw running wild in the desert of Death Valley under the command of the Infinite Soul Charlie Manson.

Then it all comes crashing down. The Family is busted and crazy Sexy Sadie is telling anyone who will listen about their bizarre beliefs, lifestyle, and crimes, including the murder of Sharon Tate.

The trial is a circus and a freak show in every sense of the word, Charlie making wild demands and trying to stab the judge, Family members showing up with knives and snakes, Leslie, Katie and Sadie singing merrily with haunted spaced-out eyes, much of it televised.

Leslie gets up on the ... 

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