“This desire to state that Charles Manson was a master organizer—’a bearded Svengali,’ [as he’s been referred to]—and gone about to take extremely purposeful actions to produce a race war, that’s not real,” Chilcott stated.
“The point was, these crimes had no motive…and the prosecution doesn’t have to prove motive,” she continued, “but what motive could possibly explain these crimes? The puzzle pieces don’t fit, and I think that’s why we’re still talking about it.”
Journalist and Manson biographer Ivor Davis, who appears in the series, composed in his 2019 book Manson Exposed: A Reporter’s 50-Year Journey into Madness and Murder, “Manson told the killers to stage the Tate-LaBianca murders to look like they were the work of militant Black Panthers. And not because he wanted to start a race war in America, inspired (Manson claimed) by the Beatle lyrics in songs like ‘Helter Skelter,’ ‘Piggies’ and ‘Revolution.’ His hope was the police would release Robert.”
“Robert” was Robert Beausoleil, a buddy of the “family” who had actually been detained for the July 27, 1969, murder of music instructor Gary Hinman. Beausoleil, who stays in jail for the criminal activity, had actually initially gone to Hinman’s house to get cash, having actually bought what ended up being defective drugs on behalf of the Straight Satans, a bicycle rider gang that was socializing with the household at Spahn Ranch. The Satans were major about desiring their cash back, however Hinman didn’t have it.