Showing posts with label Winifred Chapman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Winifred Chapman. Show all posts

Sunday, August 5, 2012

JohnnySeattle writes:

Hey Lynryd,

I have a suggestion for a thread.  I wonder if you would consider something on Winnie Chapman?  I've often wondered about her.

The look on her face coming out of the courtroom with the crazy ass manson folks laughing in the background, suggests a person of great dignity and composure... that she was not going to let the murderers win.  She was also a victim. 
Vincent Bugliosi calls her 'quarrelsome' in his book.  Maybe she wouldn't toe the line he wanted, or maybe as an african american in the mid 60's, she had had her fill of the LAPD...

Anyway, Bugliosi goes out of his way to label her.  Any chance of doing a "whatever happened to"?  I assume she has passed away, but one wonders the stories she may have passed on to her family and friends.

For all his crazy talk, Garretson was clear that Winnie Chapman was a nice lady.

This picture of Ms Chapman tells a lot, and bothers me on a personal level.
Thanks Johnny!