Former Manson Family Member Linda Kasabian Breaks Her Silence

In the docu-drama Manson, filmed for the History Chanel, onetime Manson Family member—and star witness for the prosecution in the Tate-LaBianca trial—Linda Kasabian opened up in full detail for the first time about her involvement in the murders.

With her face partially obscured to protect her identity, Linda described the horror that took place at the Tate residence the night of the murders. (Linda's role in the murders was limited to driving and keeping lookout.) In this clip, she talked about the initial aftermath of the murders, and feeling remorse and fear.

Linda drove with the Family to the LaBianca's house on the second night, but did not stay for the murders. She decided that she needed to flee—with her baby daughter—in order to save her own life. However, she could not gain access to her daughter at Spahn Ranch, so she was left with no choice but to leave without her.

Forty years later, Linda is still deeply affected by the murders and her association with the Family. She says that she feels guilty that she was never punished, and received immunity in exchange for her testimony.


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