The governor has issued a full and unconditional pardon for a Ventura County man who spent 39 years in prison after being convicted of a double murder in Simi Valley.
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In Wake Of Death of Mass Murder Mastermind Charles Manson, Ventura Journalist Recalls Covering Trial
They were crimes which shocked America, and left Southern California in terror. In a two day period in 1969, seven people were brutally murdered in two upscale homes in the Los Angeles area. Infamous cult leader Charles Manson, and some of his followers were arrested, and convicted of the killings. With the death of Manson on Sunday at the age of 83, from natural causes, a Ventura journalist who covered the killings, and trial talks about the man who masterminded the brutal crimes.