Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on June 18, 1970 · Page 32
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 32

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REPUBLIC BULLDOG 18 The Arizona Republic Phoenix, fhttn., Jane 18,1970 Linda Kasabian seperated from other Tate defendants United Press International LOS ANGELES—The prosecution separated its star witness from other defendants, in the Tate-LaBianca murder trial yesterday as Charles Manson and three of his female followers sought in vain to catch her eye. In a surprise move, Linda Kasabian, 20, was brought into the courtroom to have her own trial set back to Aug. 17, by which time she presumably will have given an eyewitness account of what she knows about seven killings charged to the "Manson family." Over the heated objections of defense counsel and with Manson and the three young women ^defendants waving and trying to attract Miss Kasaibian's attention, Superior Court Judge Charles H. Older agreed to a postponement of her case. homes of actress Slfaron Tate and Leno LaBianca, owner of a grocery store chain. Mrs. Kasabian has been shielded from exposure to Manson and his codefendants since she reportedly told the district attorney's office her story of the slayings. She is expected to be granted immunity after she appears on the witness stand. Dressed in a white and yellow Jumper, her hair In pigtails, Mrs. Kasabian was unexpectedly brought into the courtroom at the outset of selection of the jury yesterday afternoon. Defendant Susan Atkins tried repeatedly to wave at her and to catch her attention. The other girls signaled and Mansrni stared at her from his seat at the counsel table, but Mrs. Kasabian, with a fixed smile, ignored them. Defense lawyer Irving Kanarek protested to the judge that . .. , . ^ Manson and his codefendants did not know whether Mrs. According to testimony before a grand jury, Mrs. Kasa- Kasabian was "fish or fowl," a prosecution witness or a bian served as lookout during the bloody killings at the defendant. Older ruled that Mrs. Kasabian's trial be delayed until August and she was ushered from the courtroom. As she left, Manson turned to the three young women and said: "She's high." He referred to Kanarek's charge that Mrs. Kasabian is an LSD addict Older earlier had warned Kanarek to quit interrupting or he would have him silenced. Prospective jurors had been asked in open court whether they had unalterable objections to the death penalty no matter what the evidence. It was during such questioning that Kanarek repeatedly objected that the judge was "soliciting" answers. Older, who flew as a fighter pilot for Gen. Claire Chennault 30 years ago, turned to Kanarek and said: Mr. Kanarek, don't interrupt the court again during questions and answers or I'll have the bailiff silence you." Kanarek subsided. Members of the jury panel were being excused one after the other, most of them on groun&,that serving for an estimated six months and being leered up in hotel fooTtoS fit night would impose an undue personal hardship. By the end of yesterday^morning's session, 13 of the W prospective jurors Called in the first panel had been excised* Ten were dismissed because of petsonal hardshfo ta setving lengthy jury terms and two because of opposition to the deat& penalty. One woman was dismissed when she said she had formed an unchangeable opinion after reading aftrifi fhf case. .-, -il , One attractive blonde in her mid-«te, Mrs. Marilyn Pfctffcf, told the court that she had talked with her husband fiM decided being parted for that period would have "an efflOttoftal effect on our marriage." She was excused. : ' Jurors also were questioned in private in the judo's <*am* bers as to whether they had formed an opinion about the ease as the result of massive publicity surrounding gun slayings. Manson, his long hair drawn back in a twnytafl, sat quietly at the defense counsel table. He scribbled a note to his young women followers—Susan Watkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten. . . Watson considers federal appeal Associated Press AUSTIN, Tex. -Lengthy extradition proceedings that have kept Charles Watson from joining other defendants in the Sharon Tate murder trial may stretch out even longer. Watson's lawyer said yesterday he is considering a federal appeal if he finally loses in the state courts. Attorney Bill Boyd spoke with newsmen after pleading ' before the Court of Criminal Appeals that it change its May 6 decision upholding Watson's extradition to California. Both Gov. Preston Smith and a judge from the McKinney, Tex., area previously had approved extradition. Watson, in jail at McKinney, is one of six persons charged with murder hi the bizarre slayings of Miss Tate, an actress, and six other persons in Los Angeles. Jury selection is under way in the trial of four of Watson's codefendants, all members of a hippie group called the "Manson family" after its leader, Charles Manson. The setting of yesterday's hearing kept Watson from going on trial Tuesday with the four persons. A sixth defendant, Linda Kasabian, is to be a prosecution witness. Boyd said that after the Texas court rules on his motion for reconsideration of its decision, he will decide whether to take the case to federal court. He asserted that he has a "valid constitutional point" for consideration by federal courts in what he termed the "extraordinary" p r e t r i a 1 news coverage of the case. One defendant, Susan Atkins, gave a long statement, published in the Low Angeles Times, assigning Watson a central role in the stabbing and gunshot deaths. The constitutional requirement that a defendant be present at his trial probably will preclude Watson's being added to the group of defendants now being tried, Boyd said. 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