Manson Family Cult Member Dianne Lake Speaks Out – People

Though it’s been more than 50 years since Dianne Lake was a teenager in the Los Angeles area, deep into the counterculture of the 1960s, there’s one memory that stands out to her more than the others: the first time she met Charles Manson.

“He was extremely intelligent,” Lake, now 64 and living outside of L.A., tells PEOPLE. “He had the incredible ability to pick up on other people’s weaknesses and their needs and their desires, and he could fulfill those.”

It’s a skill Manson turned to deadly ends, as Lake would learn.

For the first time in 47 years, she is breaking her silence about living with him and being the youngest member of his cult, the so-called “Manson family.”

In Member of the Family, a new book out Oct. 24 and exclusively excerpted in PEOPLE, Lake details her experiences falling under Manson’s spell — and, eventually, how she was free of him.

In 1967,

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Manson Family’s Youngest Member Shares How She Was Seduced by a Madman at Age 14 — Then Helped Send …

Though it’s been more than 50 years since Dianne Lake was a teenager in the Los Angeles area, deep into the counterculture of the 1960s, there’s one memory that stands out to her more than the others: the first time she met Charles Manson.

“He was extremely intelligent,” Lake, now 64 and living outside of L.A., tells PEOPLE. “He had the incredible ability to pick up on other people’s weaknesses and their needs and their desires, and he could fulfill those.”

It’s a skill Manson turned to deadly ends, as Lake would learn.

For the first time in 47 years, she is breaking her silence about living with him and being the youngest member of his cult, the so-called “Manson family.”

In Member of the Family, a new book out Oct. 24 and exclusively excerpted in PEOPLE, Lake details her experiences falling under Manson’s spell — and, eventually, how she was free of him.

In 1967,

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/manson-family-youngest-member-dianne-lake-interview-now/

‘Law & Order True Crime’ Season 1, Episode 4: There’s the Rub …

John Conte (Raphael Sbarge), another in a long line of experts brought in to analyze the boys, has a term for that: “idealizing his abuser.”

A new narrative begins to develop, and the motive begins to sharpen: Both boys tell their respective shrinks and social workers that they were afraid José would kill them. “Dad always threatened that — that he could kill us and get a new family,” Lyle says. It seems like a stretch, but the experts on-hand agree that victims of abuse, even two athletic young men, often have an exaggerated physical fear of their abusers. Any traces of doubt on Leslie’s team are erased when one of Leslie’s investigators, Cindy Erdelyi (Rya Kihlstedt), uncovers sexually explicit photos of Erik and Lyle in the family home, taken when they were young children.

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/arts/television/law-order-true-crime-menedez-murders-recap-season-1-episode-4.html

‘Law & Order True Crime’ Season 1, Episode 4: There’s the Rub

John Conte (Raphael Sbarge), another in a long line of experts brought in to analyze the boys, has a term for that: “idealizing his abuser.”

A new narrative begins to develop, and the motive begins to sharpen: Both boys tell their respective shrinks and social workers that they were afraid José would kill them. “Dad always threatened that — that he could kill us and get a new family,” Lyle says. It seems like a stretch, but the experts on-hand agree that victims of abuse, even two athletic young men, often have an exaggerated physical fear of their abusers. Any traces of doubt on Leslie’s team are erased when one of Leslie’s investigators, Cindy Erdelyi (Rya Kihlstedt), uncovers sexually explicit photos of Erik and Lyle in the family home, taken when they were young children.

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/17/arts/television/law-order-true-crime-menedez-murders-recap-season-1-episode-4.html

People Magazine Investigates: Season Two Coming to ID in November

(Silver Spring, Md., October 16, 2017) – America’s most-watched true crime network, Investigation Discovery (ID), and Time Inc. Productions, the award-winning television group of multi-platform consumer media company Time Inc., announced today the return of their break-out hit series, PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES. Drawing from the original reporting of PEOPLE’s award-winning true crime editorial team, the second season of PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES features 12 all-new, compelling stories of ordinary people thrust into the spotlight following notorious crimes. Through the lens of PEOPLE’s trusted journalists, each hour-long episode takes viewers to the heart of the crime and is interlaced with archival footage, dramatic recreations and emotional interviews with those closest to the cases. Season two of PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES debuts Monday, November 6 at 10/9c, only on ID.

“We at ID are delighted to partner once again with some of the best people in true crime journalism today,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of

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The Best True Crime Podcasts To Start Once You’ve Binged ‘Dirty …

True crime podcasts are still alive and well, friends. That is terrible terminology to align with true crime podcasts considering they are usually about MURDERS, but here we are. I did it.

We’ve noticed you guys kinda like true crime podcasts. Some might say you are all a bit obsessed. To which we say – welcome to the damn club. Why do you think we were one of the first websites to write about the now-insanely-popular Dirty John? Because we are sad losers who spend all our spare time in podcast holes staring at the wall. And it pays off for YOU, ‘cos now you can benefit from all our binge-listening.

Here’s what we’ve loved of late. Quick note: if you’re a deep, hardcore true crime podcast fan chances are you’re well across a lot of these. We tried to include some well-loved ones for true crime newbies, as well as

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INTERVIEW: Joe Kenda on his top-rated crime show, new autobiography

Detective Lt. Joe Kenda stars in Homicide Hunter on Investigation Discovery. Photo courtesy of Investigation Discovery / Kim Cook.

Investigation Discovery’s Homicide Hunter with Detective Lt. Joe Kenda, formerly of the Colorado Springs Police Department, is the top-rated show on the network, pulling in an average of nearly 2 million viewers per week. Audience members for the series, which premieres new episodes Wednesdays at 10 p.m., are also enjoying Kenda’s new autobiography, I Will Find You: Solving Killer Cases From My Life Fighting Crime.

The retired detective has a matter-of-fact line delivery that has caught the attention of true-crime enthusiasts, and in a crowded reality TV marketplace where surviving to see a second season is nearly impossible, Kenda has a hit on his hands. Homicide Hunter will celebrate 100 episodes this January.

That’s longevity.

“I’m busy, as they

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Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’ Finally Gets One Thing Right About Serial Killers

Edmund Kemper stands at an imposing 6’9” and studies FBI Agent Holden Ford calmly from across the room in the second episode of Mindhunter.

Ford shifts on his feet and tries his damndest to show no fear in the presence of the man accused of murdering ten people, the man who became known as the “Co-Ed Killer.” Kemper had lopped off his own mother’s head and forced post-mortem irrumatio (in other words, a blow-job) with her head.

Kemper, portrayed by Cameron Britton, is the first subject of the Netflix series in which FBI Agent Ford, played by Jonathan Groff, interviews serial killers to understand how they think.

It seems fair to say that this face-off is the moment viewers had been waiting for.

True crime geeks likely flocked to Mindhunter seeking methodical conversations with fascinating serial killers and that’s kind of

Read more at: https://www.inverse.com/article/37466-mindhunter-netflix-serial-killers-true-story

Body of Missing 6-Year-Old With Autism Is Found in Dumpster as Relative Taken Into Custody

The slain body of a missing 6-year-old Washington boy was found in a dumpster early Tuesday morning, and the victim’s 19-year-old male relative is in police custody, PEOPLE confirms.

Dayvid Pakko, who had mild autism, stayed home sick from school on Monday. His mother went to work and he was left under the supervision of an unidentified adult.

Pakko was reportedly last seen in his home at 2:30 p.m. and was reported missing to police at 5 p.m. Monday evening, Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Shari Ireton tells PEOPLE.

About 50 search and rescue personnel and more than 200 local volunteers searched for Pakko throughout the night, Ireton tells PEOPLE, describing the support from the community as “pretty amazing.” The victim’s body was discovered just before 2 a.m. in a dumpster just across the parking lot from Pakko’s apartment complex.

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Ga. Mom Allegedly Killed 2 Kids by Putting Them in Oven Before Video-Calling Their Dad to Show Scene

A Georgia mom who allegedly murdered her young sons — and then showed the children’s father the scene on a video call — killed the boys “by placing them in an oven and turning it on,” according to an arrest warrant obtained by multiple outlets.

Police have charged Lamora Williams with two counts of murder in the deaths of her 1- and 2-year-old sons after Atlanta police officials discovered the children with burn marks, officials have said.

Williams, 24, is currently being held in the Fulton County Jail after waiving her first appearance in front of a judge on Monday, according to online jail records. She is reportedly being held without bond and no court date has been set, multiple reports say. PEOPLE’s attempts to reach a spokesperson for the Fulton County Superior Court were unsuccessful.

On Friday evening, after Atlanta police responded

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