Crime Scene Photos (Graphic!!!) Photos Only Jan 18, 2016 5:58:02 GMT -5
Post by Deleted on Jan 18, 2016 5:58:02 GMT -5
I don't know but maybe I got this from a book: Sebring was shot, and even though a .22 doesn't have 'stopping' power as such, it was from a range of a few feet and pierced his lung which would have caused him to hit ground and he was kicked in face (I think he was kicked at this point because Watson was angered at Sebring's attitude.)
Watson then placed rope around his neck, then over the beam and attached the other end around Tate's neck (and possibly Folger's?).
During this, Frykowski had broken free of the towel used to restrain his hands and began the struggle with Susan Atkins which then distracted Watson and he turned his attention to them.
That would explain why there were no real serious outer-tissue damage to either Sebring's or Tate's neck: the rope was looped but not taut at all. (hence why you see the rope draping loosely over the beam in all of the crime-scene pics)
Once Folger and Frykowski were dead or appeared dead, Watson returned inside and made the decision to stab Tate, who was sitting sitting on the sofa, in the chest while Atkins stabbed her in the back - and that would probably cause her to fall to the floor wither as a result of trauma or to somehow protect herself?
The 6 stab wounds to Sebring were administered last I think...
Remember, most of the stab-wounds to all the victims were fairly shallow in depth - 3-4cm - which would indicate very fast or frenzied stabbing motions, hence the amount of stab-wounds, which makes me think these murders were carried out very quickly, maybe less than 10 minutes from when Watson entered the house to when they left.