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This Day in True Crime

25 January: four members of the Manson Family are charged with the Tate-LaBianca murders of 1969

On 25 January 1971, the jury in the case against the Manson Family in the Tate-LaBianca murders returned a guilty verdict for Susan Atkins, Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Charles Manson on each of the 27 counts against them individually. On 19 April 1971, the four were sentenced to death. Soon afterwards, the Californian death penalty was abolished, resulting in the sentences to life imprisonment in lieu of execution.