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By Michael P. Orsi
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Topic - Charles "Tex" Watson
A federal judge in Texas has blocked an attempt by Los Angeles police to use a search warrant to obtain the decades-old taped conversations between Manson family disciple Charles "Tex" Watson and his now-deceased attorney.
A federal judge in Texas has blocked an attempt by the Los Angeles Police Department to use a search warrant to obtain decades-old tapes of conversations between a Manson family disciple and his attorney that police believe could help clear up more than a dozen unsolved murders.
A Los Angeles Police Department spokesman says investigators believe that decades-old taped conversations between a Manson family disciple and his attorney could help clear up more than a dozen unsolved homicides.
Los Angeles police are entitled to audio recordings of conversations between a Manson family member and his attorney, a Texas judge ruled Tuesday.
He also has indicated that the Manson family was not responsible for other killings.
Watson, who is serving a life sentence in California for his role in the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others, has said in court documents that the LAPD should be allowed to listen to the tapes but not possess them.