Helter Skelter

Currently reading, Helter Skelter: The True Story of The Manson Murders by Vincent Bugliosi and Curt Gentry.

I have loved reading about the Manson Family since around grade 8, and have finally been able to get the book. I am learning more than I ever thought I would about the details of the murders and I’m super excited to continue reading.

So far ive learned most of the details of the Tate murders, and how apathetic the detectives were with testing the crime scene. Officer Joe Granado over looked a majority of the pools and splashes of blood around the home assuming they were all from the five people who were murdered and when he was testing the samples he took and found that 21 of the 45 of them were all the people who were murdered he decided to not test the other samples. Also, a majority of the officers were moving evidence, including a pair of horn-rimmed glasses that were originally on the floor were moved 7 feet to on top of a desk and broken pieces of the right side of a gun handle were kicked under a chair. I understand this was in 1969 but being a police officer is an important job, and if hey werent so careless with testing for fingerprints and blood they might have been able to catch the killers before they killed Mr. and Mrs. LaBianca.

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