Posts Tagged ‘sharon tate’

Roman Polanski Arrested

Sunday, September 27th, 2009


Director Polanski arrested in Switzerland


 Roman Polanski


Director fled U.S. in 1978 after pleading guilty to sex with 13-year-old girl


The Associated Press
Sun., Sept . 27, 2009

ZURICH – Director Roman Polanski was arrested by Swiss police as he flew in for the Zurich Film Festival and faces possible extradition to the United States for having sex with a 13-year-old girl in 1977, authorities said Sunday.


Polanski was scheduled to receive an honorary award at the festival when he was apprehended Saturday at the airport, the Swiss Justice Ministry said in a statement. It said U.S. authorities have sought the arrest of the 76-year-old director around the world since 2005.


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Manson Follower Denied Release…

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008


Dying Manson follower denied prison release


Susan Atkins (above) admitted to stabbing pregnant actress Sharon Tate


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California’s state parole board on Tuesday denied a request for compassionate release to Charles Manson follower Susan Atkins, who stabbed actress Sharon Tate to death nearly 40 years ago and is dying of brain cancer.


The California Board of Parole released its unanimous decision hours after a 90-minute hearing, during which it heard impassioned pleas from both sides. Her doctors and officials at the women’s prison in Corona made the request in March because of her deteriorating health. Atkins also has had her left leg amputated and is paralyzed on her right side, her husband and attorney, James Whitehouse, told a parole hearing.