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Jeffrey MacDonald: Judge to Consider New Evidence in 42-Year-Old Murder Case
Jeffrey Robert MacDonald is an American convicted in 1979 for the murders of his pregnant wife and two daughters in February 1970. At the time of the murders, MacDonald was a U.S. Army officer, medical doctor, and practicing physician. He tried to blame the murders on the Manson Family to no avail.
Patricia Dianne Krenwinkel (born December 3, 1947) is an American murderer who was a member of the "Manson family", led by Charles Manson. Manson and his followers committed a series of nine murders in the summer of 1969. Following the death of fellow Manson gang member, Susan Atkins, Krenwinkel is now the longest-incarcerated female inmate in the California penal system
Leslie Louise Van Houten (born August 23, 1949) was a convicted American murderer who was a member of the "Manson family", led by Charles Manson. Manson and his followers committed a series of nine murders in the summer of 1969. Van Houten was convicted for her participation in eight of these killings.
The Manson Family murders
Susan Atkins, whose remorseless witness-stand confession to killing pregnant actress Sharon Tate in 1969 shocked the world, died in prison in Sept. 2009 from brain cancer. Her death came less than a month after a parole board turned down the terminally ill woman's last chance at freedom.