THE TATE-LABIANCA MURDER CASEBOOK
1969 was supposed to be the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius, instead it became drenched in blood as in one weekend, seven human beings were stabbed, beaten and shot to death. The first was at the home of director Roman Polanski and his wife, actress Sharon Tate. At the Tate-Polanski house high in the Hollywood Hills, five people were found murdered. They were Hollywood hairstylist Jay Sebring, Polish entrepreneur Voytek Frykowski, coffee heiress Abigail Folger, an eighteen year-old visitor to the property Steven Parent, and Sharon Tate herself, eight months pregnant with her first child. The next night in Los Feliz, Gateway grocery store owner Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary were found in similar fashion. As the motive for these murders came together, the police found it was a band of homeless so-called hippies living at the former Sphan Movie Ranch north of Los Angeles in Chatsworth. Click on the image below to go to the section on the murders.
The State of California VS Roman Polanski
March 11, 1977 was a shock to the Entertainment community when it was announced that famed director Roman Polanski had been arrested for rape of a minor. However, what began as a case of rape, became something far more egregious as a litany of misconduct on behalf of the judge and a circus by the media forced Polanski to flee from the system that sought to send him to prison for longer than any other charged with the offense of Unlawful Sexual Intercourse With a Minor, a misdemeanor. Click on the image below to go to the section that discusses the case as well as the continued pursuit of Polanski despite the desire of the original complainant to end the case, as well as the total exoneration of Polanski. Please keep an open mind when viewing the information contained within these pages. All might not be what it seems.