This week marks fifty years since members of Charles Manson’s cult killed five people, including actress Sharon Tate, in the Beverly Hills home that Tate shared with her husband, Roman Polanski. A day later, the group also murdered supermarket executive Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. The savage crimes that shocked the nation also made Charles Manson into a criminal icon.
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Tate's final hours included lunch by the pool of her Los Angeles home and an afternoon nap.
For nearly a decade, Theresa Borden of Adair worked at the California prison where "Manson family" members Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten were held. When you spend “eight hours a day, five days a week together, you get to know the inmates,” she said. The 50th anniversary of the infamous 1969 Manson murders is Friday and Saturday.