Showing posts with label Bill Nelson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bill Nelson. Show all posts

Thursday, October 2, 2014

A letter from Bill Nelson to Bruce Davis

Dear Mr. Bruce M. Davis:

Today, I am busy packing up all of my library of the Manson murders, the case, parole hearings, interviews and research, contacts, etc. and shipping off two boxes to an anonymous purchaser of my vast resources collected over the past eleven years. I have taken down my web site. I have changed addresses and telephone numbers. In fact, I did not even give a forwarding number for my personal telephone. I am treating this like the people of God were told to do in the Old Testament, not leaving so much as a particle/leaven, or keep sake of the case. I am not even keeping one copy of my book Manson Behind The Scenes, nor the autographed books from other authors including Mr. Vincent Bugliosi and Greg King.

I was the one who introduced television cameras into your parole hearing. You know that for a fact. I was the one who said on television prior to a parole hearing that you should be the "primary suspect" in the unsolved Zodiac murders. I have read the 1973 interview by Lt. Earl Deemer, retired-now deceased regarding your knowledge of Doreen Gaul and her murder with James Sharp. You retorted at the time"I am not very impressed with your offer of immunity since I am serving a life sentence for two murders." Now that you believe you are near a parole date, I wonder if the authorities had enough insight and ability to haul you in for another interview, if you might sing a different song. You did know Doreen Gaul. You knew her intimately. She was in Scientology, had achieved the "Clear" status the night of her murder. November 21, 1969 should be a date that lives in the recesses of your mind as you close your eyes at night. There was a letter from the "Zodiac" found in her belongings after her murder. My personal opinion-not that you asked for it- is that you and Tex did the dirty deed together, then left for Las Vegas where four days later you both were bragging that you were going to raise some money to get Manson out of jail, or start killing some people. You did not count on a snitch calling the LAPD about that did you? That is how we know about it. You lived in the same Scientology house as she did. She had been threatened prior to her murder, hit in the head (September) like it was some kind of warning. Her father told me that she was asking to come home and he replied that he would send a round trip ticket. Doreen Gaul said to her father, "No, Dad, I want to come home for good. This Scientology is a bunch of crap." Witnesses heard her screaming in the alley - - - - "Oh no! Jimmy. Jimmy!" Just like the case with the murder of Shorty, in the back of the Spahn Ranch and not in the middle of the day driving down the Santa Suzanna Pass, Barbara Hoyt was not supposed to hear his screams…. but she did!

You have been to Riverside, California but you have refused to admit it. I only learned about it when I met your church going buddy from Morrow Bay, the talented Black former Kansas City Chiefs pro football player, "Bruce told me he had been to Riverside." Riverside is the scene of an unsolved murder of Cheri Jo Bates, 10-30-66, a young attractive future flight attendant, like Beth. Zodiac left a note after that murder too. The language matches that of Doreen Gaul. But, you knew that. Riverside PD has tried in vein to match DNA with their "favorite" local boy, but are now silent that there is obviously no match with Bill Bennett. The poor man has been drug through the mud for decades for her murder but he did not do that one either.

You admitted in the recent parole hearing that you went to Tahoe. Bruce, that is another unsolved scene from the Zodiac murders. Donna Laas.

The sister of Darlene Ferrin has identified you as the man seated in the white four-door sedan, in Vallejo, CA that July 4, 1969 night at Terry’s restaurant. Positive ID! I have it on videotape. You are fortunate that the SFPD is not interested. Putting her hand to her chest, she said, "I never thought I would see that man again!"

Remember Modesto, and the horror filled night ride for Kathleen Johns from Riverside? The wheel that came off, the offer to give a ride, and the silence for many minutes before she asked a question? Well Bruce, Kathleen gave a pretty interesting response, hyperventilated, and had to catch her breath when I showed her your photograph from the day you surrendered in Los Angeles, December, 1970.

The letter sent to the prison last year from Barbara Hoyt that was not read in the hearing room. That is tragic, because she would have exposed you as a liar if it had been read. All of the court evidence, trial testimony, and witnesses agree that the murder of Shorty Shea occurred down by the creek bed, towards Simi Valley, after 2200 and not in the day light driving down the pass. Bruce, that is where he was moved, buried, and found only after Clem gave authorities the location. That was right, Clem! The one not so bright. Stupid in fact, he gave up the body. Not you, Tex, or Susan with your Christian conversions and coming forth with the "Truth" - - -. Clem! And, Tex was never prosecuted for the murder of Shorty Shea. Neither you, nor Manson, nor Clem would give him up and that is what was needed to convict. Wanting to get out of prison, are you now ready to come clean and finger Charles Denton Tex Watson as a co-conspirator in the murder of Shorty Shea? Are you that brave of a Christian Bruce?

It was an insult the way your attorney Mr.Denny said that he tried to find the relatives of Shorty or Gary. He is an attorney, he can hire investigators, and he could have obtained the desired information that is if he were really interested! All he really had to do was go to the courthouse and obtain the death certificate. It is all right there, but fear not Bruce, both parents of Gary are now deceased and the wife of Shorty (remember she was Black) has not been seen for decades. That is the same thing I did when I wanted to look up Beth. It is all right there, on the marriage certificate, on the birth certificate, the address, births, marriages, dates, places…all right there. Did Beth tell you that I actually met her face to face one day many years ago? I was photographing her condo when she walked up carrying little Taylor -well actually she was quite large in the head- and we spoke. You see, Bruce, I had a camera in my hands, meant her no harm personally, unlike you Manson murderers who used knives and guns.

I do believe that you will be released. It may not be on the watch of Governor Gray Davis though. I have fought against that release and tried to connect you with unsolved murders for eleven years. I have information that Zodiac paraphernalia was found related to you following your arrest. Now I leave it in Gods’ hands. You once said that you just wanted the truth to come out. Well, Bruce, so do we. This case is not worth me dying over and I know that is what would happened should I have continued to investigate, uncover, and find people who were eye witnesses to crime victims, scenes, or conversations. 
Here is the letter from Barbara, telling the truth, unlike you and your attorney that the BPT and CMC buried stating it…."Would be a security problem" for it to be read. That was really silly.

So…I will no longer be looking over your shoulder, no longer doing research. But, should the news pick it up, I would love to hear that you came clean about those murders you really know about. I leave you with this last thought.

When told by a news person the day of your surrender
That you would be tried for two murders, you responded
"Is that all? They don’t know the half of it!"

Bill Nelson
P. O. Box 1585,
Costa Mesa, Ca 92628

Sunday, February 24, 2013

A Gift from the Wayback Machine

Last night, I consulted the internet "Wayback Machine" looking for some information on a long dead website that I used to visit many years ago.  I couldn't find what I was looking for, but while I was there, I checked-out a few other deceased websites just for the hell of it.  One of the first sites that came to mind was that of Bill Nelson.
Yes Bill Nelson, the self-proclaimed "Manson Family Expert".  His website
"" in the late 90's and early 2000's, was a showcase for self-absorbed paranoia and out of control obsession... and every now and then, a tidbit of new information.
I imagine a lot of people on this blog remember his website... but for TLB newbies this might be something they've never seen before.

I typed in the the name, and to my surprise, I was actually able to raise a few of his pages from the dead.  I clicked many of the links.  95% of them worked, so I thought it might be an interesting thing to post here.


Sunday, January 8, 2012

A Letter Bill Nelson wrote to Susan Atkins, the day he left the case, and closed his website.
Nelson tried vehemently to convince law enforcement, that Bruce Davis was the Zodiac killer.  At one time, he also led police out to Barker Ranch to dig for bodies.

The Letter:

Dear Susan Atkins,

I have left the case behind me, no longer interested in the Manson saga of murder, deceptions, deceit, and demonology. My web site was taken down on January 23, 2000. I sold off my vast library. After 11 years, I have reclaimed my life and my wife is thrilled. Sandra Good with her live-in loony St. George (named after the street that intersects at the LaBianca house?) pulled out all the stops to destroy me, defame me, and ruin my reputation.

You and I spent some nine plus hours together. We shared, laughed, and you cried. We called one another "Brother" and "Sister" in a bond of love and respect. I sent you several letters after your husband James decided that we should not see each other. They went unanswered. I understand.

I have sold several copies of your 12-28-00-parole hearing. It was such a disgrace! There were so many lies told by James regarding you. I was saddened to hear him even quote the deceased Patti Tate that you have progressed very well inside prison – but he neglected to add: "And right here is where she should spend the rest of her life!" He said none of the murders were done in an execution style. That is a lie. You should have heard the response of Dianne Lake (a really mature Christian in adult life) upon hearing that one. He bragged that you were never an alcoholic, but your records tell a different story. So did your book. He cited the "family" you had been living with as a proof of stability at the time of the crimes. Did you see the reaction of Stephen Kay at that one? Bragging that you had a stable family relationship i.e. the Manson Family? How insulting indeed. You killed because you were under such stress? Really now. Barbara Hoyt, who knew you well, says you were an evangelist for Manson in the same way that you are now for Jesus. It would take hours to cover all of the deception. You never missed much time from work assignments but then you were on medical disability for many months before the hearing. And…the most egregious action was your turning your back on Janet Parent when she identified herself. To think that James and you worked hard to keep her from voicing her opinion because you did not "actually kill Steven Parent" was quite unchristian. I could go on and on about that dreadful performance at your hearing by a tag team that would make the World Wide Wrestling Federation take lessons.

Remember your telling me the "new rendition" of the crimes? How Tex kicked you out of the Tate house in an argument and you were outside of the house when HE stabbed Sharon to death? Where was that rendition during your last hearing? It was not told because it simply was not true.

I am offended at your use of God while you continue to lie. How refreshing it would be to hear just one of you killers actually tell the truth. Not Bruce Davis, Charles Watson, Leslie, Pat, or you have ever told the full truth. You get three meals a day, medical treatment, dental, psyche, exercise, marriage, and you have done quite well by all of that. When you miss those warm and cuddly conjugal visits with James, think of Doris Tate and me. November 1, 1996 was the change in policy by the CDC. Thank God! It should never have been allowed for people who kill.

Your hearing was so uninteresting that Court TV did not even broadcast it. All of the money they invested, and they chose to take a pass. You see Susan, James was simply a boring, miserable failure. You want to know a little secret? That over weight Commissioner was the same person who voted to give Bruce M. Davis a release last year. That is right. Bruce got a yes vote, and the other two commissioners said that this year, they might agree. Manny left the BPT to become a police chief once again, so he will not be able to spring Bruce free. But! Bruce will walk very soon and he MAY start the killing again. He was involved in the Zodiac murders and I will take that evidence, my findings, and 11 years of research to my grave. When you admitted that you helped to cover up any blood evidence where Shorty was murdered, you gave us something that no one had put together before. You were personally involved with EVERY MURDER prosecuted. Gary Hinman, Tate/LaBianca and Shorty. Wow Susan! That is a really heavy thought. When you took Bugliosi to the back of the ranch by the stream, it was because that is where Shorty was killed. You know what Clem, Bruce, and Manson say? "We were driving down Santa Susanna Pass in the middle of the day when Shorty was hit over the head and they drug him from the car…" Barbara Hoyt submitted a letter refuting that alteration of the court record but the BPT buried her letter in the confidential section of the C-File for Davis. They did not even allow it read into evidence. So much for Perjury prosecutions in the Manson family, because the BPT does not care about TRUTH. These over paid, no nothing bureaucrats do not have a clue and none of you will tell them the truth, not even in the Name of Jesus.

Good bye my friend. I enjoyed our meetings. I never betrayed you following our visits, despite the lying tongue of Linda Mann and that other crazy lady who comes out to tape the hearings. I wish you Christian conviction – the conviction to finally speak up and tell the truth. And Susan, what was that about you being the only one to make restitution to any of the victim’s families financially? Please provide the proof for that one, because it just is not so. You gave nothing financially to Doris, I would be surprised if you gave any to Patti since she would have called it blood money and after all she turned down $50,000 from Guns and Roses. I know you gave nothing to the LaBianca family. It is for certain that you gave nothing to Janet Parent. Shorty has no relatives, and Gary Hinman’s mom and dad have passed away.

As I go - - - - Gypsy let me know in 1993 that she and you had been swimming at the Tate house before the murders, driving up there in the sports car of Dennis Wilson. Bugliosi asked Terry Melcher to confirm it or deny it….Terry told Mr. B. that it was true. I guess you forgot that interesting tidbit when we met for 9 plus hours and in subsequent letters.

Please do not continue to name Jesus as your redeemer when you refuse to tell the truth. You may be Born Again, it is not for me to judge, but you defame the name of Jesus by your misrepresentations. And no, I have no interest in hearing from little James. You traded in Manson for another control freak. The people who have seen the parole hearing tape have observed that. A little, condescending man like Charlie, hurtful, crude and so uninformed.

Bill Nelson


Bill Nelson in action, for those unfamiliar with him...
"MANSON BEHIND THE SCENES" by Bill Nelson... Published 1997, 400 pages

Published 1991, 256 pages