The LAPD has just been granted permission to listen to a series of audio tapes between Manson family member Charles “Tex” Watson and his late attorney Bill Boyd. The LAPD is hoping that the Manson family recordings will shed light on unsolved killings from the era.
The Associated Press reports that the LAPD does not have any specific idea about what’s on the tapes, but they are curious to know what Watson and Boyd talked about after the 1969 Manson family massacre that killed actress Sharon Tate and six other people in Los Angeles.
LAPD spokesman Andrew Smith said:
“We’re hoping 14 days from now we can send our guys there to pick them up.”
Watson released the tapes to his co-author of the book, “Will You Die for Me? The Man Who Killed for Charles Manson Tells His Own Story.” A Texas judge ruled this week that Watson waived his right to attorney-client privileges when making the book.
The book doesn’t mention any unsolved killings but police are still curious about what’s on the tapes. The Manson family recordings were created in 1971 or 72, after “Tex” had been given a life sentence for his involvement in Sharron Tate’s murder.
Watson, who was found guilty of all seven murders, was considered Manson’s chief lieutenant. Before murdering the pregnant Tate, Watson announced: “I’m the devil and I’m here to do the devil’s work.”