Friday, September 25, 2009

Death in the (Manson) Family

Susan Atkins, the Manson family member also known as Sadie Mae Glutz, died of brain cancer yesterday at the age of 61. Atkins spent the last four decades of her life in prison for her role in the horrifying Tate-LaBianca murders in 1969, in which she and several "family" members broke into the actress Sharon Tate’s home near Beverly Hills and killed Tate, who was eight and a half months pregnant; Abigail Folger, an heiress to the Folger coffee fortune; Jay Sebring, a celebrity hairstylist; Voyteck Frykowski; and Steven Parent. Atkins later bragged that she repeatedly stabbed Tate as she begged for the life of her unborn child and also boasted that she tasted the actress' blood and used it to write the word “Pig” on the front door of the house on Cielo Drive. Not a lot of sympathy for Atkins, who had tried to be paroled recently on the same compassion grounds that got the Lockerbie bomber out of prison (despite all of his delusions of grandeur, Charles Manson apparently is no Moammar Gadhafi). If nothing else, Atkins will be remembered as the quintessential poster child for what can happen to impressionable young girls who are abused and neglected as children. It's all so tragic that it makes you wish she'd just had an incestuous relationship with her father instead.

1 comment:

MarlboroJones said...

And Manson Family follower and failed Presidential assassin, Squeaky, just got out. Strange how the world works.