Susan Atkins (left), Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten, in 1971 as they return to court to hear the penalty ending a nine-month trial in the Tate-LaBianca murders. All three, plus Charles Manson, were sentenced to death — though those sentences were later commuted to life in prison.

Susan Atkins (left), Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten, in 1971 as they return to court to hear the penalty ending a nine-month trial in the Tate-LaBianca murders. All three, plus Charles Manson, were sentenced to death — though those sentences were later commuted to life in prison.