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Tue Jun 9, 2015, 02:18 PM

Vincent T. Bugliosi, Manson Prosecutor and True-Crime Author, Dies at 80

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Source: NY Times

Vincent T. Bugliosi, who successfully prosecuted the cult leader Charles Manson and several acolytes for the savage murders of the actress Sharon Tate and six other people in August 1969, then became a best-selling writer of true-crime books, died on Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 80.

He had been treated for cancer, his son, Vincent Jr., told The Associated Press in confirming the death.

The killings of Ms. Tate and four others in the early morning of Aug. 9, 1969, and the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca early the next morning terrified people in Los Angeles and horrified the American public.

The victims were stabbed repeatedly. Some were also shot. Ms. Tate, 26, who was married to the director Roman Polanski and was eight months pregnant, begged for her life before being stabbed, one of the killers, Susan Atkins, recalled later.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/10/us/vincent-t-bugliosi-manson-prosecutor-and-true-crime-author-dies-at-80.html?_r=0urce



He wrote THE definitive book on the JFK assassination.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2015, 02:19 PM

1. RIP. A true straight shooter.

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Tue Jun 9, 2015, 02:22 PM

2. There goes our last activist who really wanted to get the Bush Crime family

and their minions into a court of law charged with war crimes and who had all the legal arguments to do so.

RIP Vince.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2015, 02:28 PM

3. I attended a lecture of his years ago.

 

Wonderful experience...

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2015, 02:29 PM

4. He also wrote a book laying out the case for prosecution of bush/cheney for war crimes.

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Response to calimary (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 9, 2015, 02:41 PM

6. Excellent book! He knew his stuff, too bad he wasn't AG in 2009.

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2015, 02:29 PM

5. He has been a frequent guest on Thom Hartmann, even rather recently...

 

I wonder if Thom will give him a tribute on either his radio or RT show today...

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2015, 02:42 PM

7. I've admired him since I read Helter Skelter in college

His other books were also great reads, particularly "Til Death Us Do Part" - a murder case he prosecuted pre-Manson.

I recall his quote that he could have convicted OJ with a legal pad and a pen, or words to that effect. What a trial that would have been.

I always thought that if I were charged with a crime which I didn't commit, he'd be the first person I'd want to defend me, and if I were charged with a crime of which I was guilty, he'd be the last person I'd want to prosecute me.

His hatred for the BFEE was only one of many reasons he was a great man in my book.

RIP Mr. Bug (the G is silent*) liosi

*I've seen many reports of the times during the Manson trial when he had to remind the other attorneys, press, etc. how to properly pronounce his name. Manson and the girls call him "The Bug".

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Response to stopbush (Original post)

Tue Jun 9, 2015, 02:59 PM

8. Locking as a duplicate topic

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