Manson Follower Faces The Music

After a nine-month extradition fight, Charles “Tex” Watson was taken from his cell in the Collin County jail at McKinney on September 11, 1970 and returned under armed guard to Los Angeles to stand trial separately for his part in the Manson Family killing spree.

The Farmersville native was convicted of multiple counts of murder and condemned to die in the gas chamber, but the sentence was commuted to life imprisonment when the death penalty was declared unconstitutional.  At age 68, Watson is still behind bars and waiting for his fifteenth parole hearing in 2016.

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