Tex's Bio Aug 13, 2014 0:33:55 GMT -5
Post by maudes harold on Aug 13, 2014 0:33:55 GMT -5
1945 Dec Charles "Tex" Watson born, Texas
1964 Spring graduated Farmersville High School
1964 Fall began attending North Texas Univ. in Denton, TX.
Spring last semester @ North Texas State Univ
Spring (est) moved to Dallas worked for Braniff Air Lines.
moved to California from Texas.
Fall enrolled @ Cal State LA, never took a class.
Got a job as a wig salesman in Beverly Hills
Lived in SilverLake and Laurel Canyon
Dec pall bearer at Tommy Caraway’s funeral in Tx
Jan had car accident in Laurel Canyon. Injured knee, had operation.
Opened unsuccessful wig shop Love Locs
Began dealing drugs
Spring met Manson @ Wilson’s
Summer Family living @ Wilson's
Sept Joined Family, living in tent @ Spahn for 2 weeks w/ Dean. Watson building house for Manson. Worked until Dec
Fall Family 1st appeared @ Barker Ranch/Death Valley area.
Nov left Family to live with David Lynn Neale but later returned
Dec quit working on Manson house
Dec 1 webpage says he and Manson first heard the "White Album" on Topanga Canyon Lane (which is same street the Spiral Staircase was on).
Dec 2 He & David Neale had Army physical.Watson unfit, Neale enlisted. Watson got Neale's car lived w/ Neale's brother Jay. Watson moved in w/ Luella (Neale's gf) beside Magic Castle on Sunset. Watson & Luella dealt drugs
Jan F moved to Gresham St. Manson started talking @ Helter Skelter
Mar returned to Family
Apr Melton visited Watkins @ Spahn, met Watson
who told him "Maybe Charlie will let me grow a beard someday."
Apr 23 arrested, Van Nuys for drugs (belladonna).
June or July M bought rope @jack Frost in Santa Monica similar to Tate murder rope
July 1 M shot Crowe,TJ, present
July 4 Share visited Melton, met Linda told her about Manson. Linda and Tanya moved to Spahn Ranch same day. Linda had sex w/ Watson she told about Melton's inheritance. Watson suggested they steal it.
July 5 Linda stole $5k from Melton, gave to Watson,had already given her own possessions. Kasabian had sex w/ Manson.
July 25 to 27 Gary Hinman torture/murder.
Aug 6 Beausoleil arrested for Hinman murder.
Aug 8 Chapman washed front door,Watson's fingerprint found on door.
Aug 9 Tate murders shortly after midnight.
Aug 10 LaBianca murders at 3301 Waverly Drive. LaBiancas had been at Lake Isabella earlier that day.
Aug 14 He & Dianne Lake went to Olancha for about a week.
Aug 17 told Dianne Lake about Tate murders.
Aug 25 or 26 Shorty Shea was murdered.
Sept Manson and about eight others went to Barker Ranch. Manson's first visit. Manson met Paul Crockett for first time. More Family members arrived the next week.
Sept 9 Death Valley National Park rangers found burnt Michigan loader.
Sept 11 Family stole a dune buggy from La Paz Buggy Builders in Los Angeles.
Sept 22 Phone records show someone @ Spahn Ranch called Wilson's private phone number. The following day, Wilson had the phone disconnected.
Late Sept told Brunner about killing Shea.
Oct 1 Fillipo Tennerelli murdered. Possible Manson Family victim.
Oct 2 Fled to Texas
Oct 10 and 12 Barker Ranch raids.
Nov contacted Ca attorneys re: how to contact him if anything happened to him.
Nov spent time with Jeanne Denise Mallett in Texas.
Nov 29 Police found out true last name (had been looking for "Montgomery").
Nov 30 Police matched fingerprint to Tate crime scene.
Nov 30 taken into custody in McKinney, Texas.
Dec 1 Krenwinkel arrested Alabama.
Dec 1 LAPD Chief Davis gave press conference announcing the solving of the Tate-LaBianca murders.
Dec 2 Kasabian arrested in Concord, NH Flown to LA the next day.
Dec 2 (est) Mary Brunner agreed to help police.
Dec 5 Atkins testified to grand jury about murders.
Dec 8 Grand jury indicts for Tate-LaBianca murders.
Dec 10 Rosemary's wallet was found in a Sylmar, CA service station toilet tank.
Dec 10 court hearing.
Dec 12 Subpoena issued for papers. Application for writ of habeas corpus.
Dec 15 KACB-TV found clothes of killers .
Dec 16 After pressure from Bernard Weiss, police "discover" they have Tate murder gun.
Dec 26 Police found house where Tate killers cleaned up with water hose. Owner, Rudolf Weber, remembered license plate number.
Jan 5 return to California ordered.
Jan 16 granted a 30 day continuance.
Feb 26 Prosecution signed deal to give immunity to Kasabian.
April Officer DeWayne Wolfer determined the wire cutters (identified by Kasabian) did not match cut at Tate residence.
Sept 19 id’d in court @ Tate trial
Oct 31 moved to Atascadero State Hospital.
Reported to be in emi-vegetative state
Nov 19 Defense rests in Tate-LaBianca case.
Feb 14 was removed from Atascadero State Hospital.
March 29 Jury gives death sentence in Tate-LaBianca case.
Aug 24 Goes on trial
Sept. 2 admits killings
Oct. 12 Convicted in TLB murders
Oct 21 Sentenced to death
1972 Feb 18 Ca Supreme Court rules death penalty unconstitutional
1978 Publishes book Will You Die For Me?
March Magazine article exposing Tex’s prison ministerial behavior
1979 Sept 7 Watson (33) married Kristin J. Svege (20) in San Luis Obispo county.
1981 Oct 22 Parole hearing
1982 son was born.
1983 son was born.
1986 Suzan LaBerge begins writing anonymously to him
1987 Meets Suzan LaBerge
1989 daughter was born.
1990 May 4 parole hearing, Suzan (LaBerge) Struthers appeared on Watson's behalf.
1995 son was born.
1999 Nov 2 busted for violations @ Mule Creek
2003 Jan He and Kristin separate
July Divorce final.
2011 Nov 18 Parole hearing