Investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department will now be able to examine some audio tapes that they say could link Charles Manson followers to other murders.
A bankruptcy judge has released hours of recorded conversations Manson’s right-hand man Tex Watson had with his attorney in 1969.
"The LAPD has information that Mr. Watson discussed additional unsolved murders committed by followers of Charles Manson," said a letter signed by Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and Lt. Yana Horvatich, acting commanding officer of the robbery-homicide division.
The attorney on the tapes has passed away, and Watson’s new attorney may be able to challenge the release of the tapes within 14 days. Watson is in jail for seven first-degree murder convictions in connection to his role in the Manson family murders. One of the victims was pregnant movie star Sharon Tate.
In November, Watson, 66, was denied parole for the 16th time. Manson, 77, was denied parole for the 12th time in March.