“If I have ever seen a specimen of death, it was Tex. When we asked him what really happened at the murder scenes, he told us. He didn’t explain, he just narrated the events in a monotone as they happened.
The bodies of the Tate and LaBianca victims had a total of 159 stab wounds; most of them inflicted by him. ‘I just killed them… that is what I had to do. I heard Sadie cry, ‘Help me,’ and I helped her. Then Katie needed help and I helped her. It seemed like I had to do everything.’ ”
— Paul Watkins, 1979
- (Source: My Life With Charles Manson)