Anonymous asked: For a point in time the Killers (the girls anyway) didn't seem to blame Manson for what happened with the murders. Then they started to lay literally everything over on him. What sticks out in my mind is when Diane Sawyer interviewed Charlie, Susan, Patricia & Leslie and they were pointing the finger at him, painfully. Pat said that he woke her up and "got her ready" or told her that it was time to kill. Leslie said Manson was very manipulative. Susan concurred. Is this a parole ploy?
They turned their stories in 1972, when they became eligible for parole (in 1978). That is when they turned. Then when Mary and Gypsy went to prison (they had been turned against Manson by ken Como) they were celled with Sadie, Leslie, and Patricia. They started to also manipulate them against Manson.
Leslie Van Houten was granted a retrial and was actually free 1977 - 1978, and she obviously laid blame off of herself.
Sadie pointed to Manson, but always said the killings were to free Bobby and nothing to do with a race war.
Patricia blamed Manson, but also said Tex told her it was going to be a robbery and she got to the home expecting it to be a robbery.
Patricia has told many versions.
But she has also said Manson told her “do what Tex says” with no instructions.