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L.A. Now Live: Discuss new audio tapes in Charles Manson case

June 4, 2012 |  8:10 am

Los Angeles Times reporters Richard Winton and Hector Becerra will join City Editor Shelby Grad for a discussion about newly-released audio recordings that may help shed light on other slayings possibly committed by Charles Manson and his followers.

The chat is scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday.

Eight cassette tapes containing hours of conversations between one of Manson's most fervent followers and his late attorney will be released to the Los Angeles Police Department for review.

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Texas granted the request last week, and authorities are hoping the tapes of Charles "Tex" Watson will hold new clues that could shed more light on Manson murders.

Detectives believe Watson may have discussed "additional unsolved murders committed by followers of Charles Manson," according to a letter sent to the U.S. Justice Department by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck.

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