This auction is for a postcard from California serial killer and "Manson Family" member Mr. Charles "Tex" Watson. Watson was a central figure in what became known as the "Tate/Labianca Murders" being he killed over half of the victims himself. His famous line stated when entering the Tate residence, "I am the devil. I am here to do the devil's business," has found its way into pop culture. The third line in that sentence, "Give me your money," is often left out. Watson was tried separately, but would ultimately be convicted and sentenced to death, which would later be reduced to life imprisonment with the possibility of parole when the death penalty was temporarily abolished in the State of California. Watson, like most of is former associates, converted to a form of Judeo-Christianity during his incarceration. He fathered four children from prison and denied parole 17 times. He's currently serving his sentence in a California State Prison.
ITEM DESCRIPTION: The postcard measures roughly 5"×7', dated 10/05/2005, and signed, "Charles." The original recipient self-addressed the postcard and stamped THE MANSON FAMILY in red on the front. I really have no idea why this collector elected to deface so much of his Manson related memorabilia in this fashion? It ruins the piece just a bit. It is what it is folks. The postcard comes inside a protective comic book sleeve and has been stored flat. Message me with any questions you might have. Thanks for having a look-see.
ABOUT THE MANSON FAMILY: The "Manson Family" was a environmentally consensus commune of sorts, consisting primarily of young adults, which was established in the late 1960's by Mr. Charles Manson. The group shared similarities with "hippie groups" of that era. In 1969, after a few members of the group were arrested in connection to a series of high profile California murders, the group became the focus of intense media scrutiny. The crimes became known as the "Tate/Labianca Murders." At the crime scenes messages were written in blood on the walls, such as "Helter Skelter" and "political piggy." Among the victims were Roman Polanski's wife/movie actress Mrs. Sharon Tate, who was over eight months pregnant and stabbed 16 times and coffee heiress Ms. Abigail Folger, who was stabbed 28 time. In total nine people were murdered from 7/25/1969 to 8/26/1969. The crimes had many residents of the City of Los Angeles in a state of fear. Manson, Mr, Charles Watson, Ms. Susan Atkins, Ms. Patricia Krenwinkel, Ms. Leslie Van Houten, Mr. Bobby Beausoleil, Mr. Bruce Davis, Mr. Steve Grogan,and Ms. Linda Kasabian were arrested and ultimately linked to the murders. During and after the trail Ms. Lynette Fromme and Ms. Sandra Good became the two most public voices from the group. Both women were arrested in 1975, Froome for the attempted assassination of President Ford. Prosecutors argued the crime spree was done in effort to start a race war, which was simply something cooked up to push for convictions. All the defendants were convicted. Despite never personally killing anyone Manson, Atkins, and Van Houten were each sentenced to death, along with Krenwinkel, Watson, and Grogan. Those death sentences would be commuted to life with the abolishment of the death penalty in 1972. Beausoleil and Davis received life sentences. Kasabian received immunity in exchange for her testimony. Grogan would be paroled in 1985. Atkins and Manson have since died in prison. In more recent years Manson supporters Mr. Craig "Gray Wolf" Hammond and Ms. Afton "Star" Burton became the group's face. The A.T.W.A. theme, an acronym of air, trees, water, and animals, has always been the message those closest to Manson have tried to conveyed. A common misconception is despite constantly being referred to as the "Manson Family," the term itself was actually coined by the lead prosecutor Mr. Vincent Bugliosi and was never something those in the group called themselves. There has also been an ongoing argument of guilty and responsibility, some claiming Manson was factual innocent of any wrong doing. The case remains one of the most celebrated true crime cases in modern times.
Rookie sports card detailing the deceased New England Patriots tight end and suspected serial killer.