"...was that tied by somebody that knew what they were doing ?"
Charles Manson to Bill Stout
Brian Davis - TLB Radio
Whether I'm in the conversation or not, wherever I see a LaBianca murders
discussion I repeatedly hear or read the comment, "Charlie went in and tied-up
The first thing that needs to be clarified is it was not the "LaBianca's" as in plural.
It was "LaBianca" as in singular.
Leno LaBianca was found with with his hands tied. Rosemary LaBianca was not tied-up.
Yet, it seems most people, media included, tend to think it was both LaBianca's that were tied-up.
So, who did tied up Leno LaBianca ?
Again, most will answer "Charles Manson" but I beg to differ. I feel it was the other Charles.
Although I have never read his trial testimony, I'm guessing the notion that Manson tied-up Leno LaBianca was started by the actual killer of all the victims, Charles Tex Watson, during his trial or possibly Tex told the girls at some point that Manson tied-up Mr. LaBianca and the girls ran with it.
Or maybe it was murderer Pat Krenwinkel and co-murderer Leslie Van Houten or all of the car occupants who started it by simply assuming Manson went in and tied Mr. LaBianca.
Perhaps it was Manson himself bragging that he went in and tied Mr. LaBianca
much like he boasted of decapitating Shorty Shea. Most now know that Shorty Shea was not decapitated.
Regardless of how it came to light, I don't believe Charles Manson tied up Leno LaBianca.
I believe it was Tex Watson.
Before we get into why I believe this, one thing to remember is all of the TLB players lie.
All of them, even the prosecutor Vince Bugliosi, lie about TLB.
However, they all also tell the truth, even prosecutor Vince Bugliosi.
So, the trick is to try and determine when these people are telling the truth or telling a lie.
Determining where the truth separates from the lie will vary for each of us because
we all infer what we see, hear and read differently.
With that in mind, here is why I think Watson, not Manson, tied-up Leno LaBianca.
First, Manson denies tying up LaBianca on at least a couple of occasions.
In the 1988 Nuel Emmons book, "Manson In His Own Words", Manson denies tying up Mr. LaBianca:
|Excerpt from Manson In His Own Words - Nuel Emmons|
Next, around the same time period as the Emmons book, Manson denied tying up LaBianca in an interview with CBS-Los Angeles's Bill Stout at San Quentin:
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