Is it time to close the books on Helter Skelter?

Posted Aug. 11, 2009, at 10:48 a.m.

Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, convicted of attempting to assassinate President Ford in 1975, will be paroled later this month. Fromme was a member of the Charles Manson “family,” and in interviews over the years, defended him. Should she be freed? What

about the rest of the Manson “harem”? Were these young women victims of Manson’s manipulation, or should they bear the full responsibility of their actions?