Prosecutor Stephen Kay discusses his work on the Manson case

On August 8, 1969, Charles Manson sent a handful of his followers out to the hilltop house of actress Sharon Tate with the goal to kill everyone there. What happened was terrifying and brutal. Tate, who was 8 1/2 months pregnant, and her friends were bludgeoned, shot, and stabbed numerous times.

The killers then used their blood to scrawl "Pigs" and "Helter Skelter" on the walls. The next night, Manson took his followers to the home of wealthy grocer Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary. They were tied up and butchered with knives.

The murders are probably the most infamous in recent history.

Stephen Kay was only 27-years-old and three years out of law school when he was assigned the "Manson Family" murder case. From dealing with death threats, to attending parole hearings, the case has defined his career. 50 years on Manson is dead, but Kay says the rest of the "Family" should be "locked up forever."

Listen to our interview with Manson prosecutor Stephen Kay.

 
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