‘It’ll happen again’: Sharon Tate’s sister still fears Manson’s ...


‘It’ll happen again’: Sharon Tate’s sister still fears Manson’s lunatics

Debra Tate talks about Tarantino's film and relives the terrible moment she was told about the massacre

Helen Chandler-Wilde

Debra Tate grew up Catholic, which means that she has somehow forgiven the people who strung up her heavily pregnant sister, stabbed her 16 times and daubed foul messages with her blood on the walls. But that does not mean she has forgotten.

The 66-year-old has devoted most of her adult life to campaigning to keep Charles Manson’s acolytes – who massacred Sharon Tate, her unborn child and four others on August 9 1969 – behind bars.

The events of that night 50 years ago have inspired countless column inches, books and films; now another, Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood...

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