Charles Manson and four of his followers were convicted in 1971 of murders committed in Los Angeles on Aug. 8 and 9, 1969.

• Manson, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Charles "Tex" Watson were convicted of all seven murders: five on Aug. 8 at the home of filmmaker Roman Polanski and his wife, actress Sharon Tate, and two on Aug. 9 at the home of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.

• Susan Atkins was convicted of the five murders on Aug. 8. During the Aug. 9 murders, she remained in the car.

• Leslie Van Houten was convicted of the two murders on Aug. 9.

Manson, Krenwinkel, Atkins, Watson and Van Houten were initially sentenced to death. Those sentences were commuted to life by the California Supreme Court's 1972 ruling in People vs. Anderson.

Steve "Clem" Grogan also remained in the car during the two murders on Aug. 9. He was convicted of the murder later that month of ranch hand Donald "Shorty" Shea.

Linda Kasabian was charged in all seven murders but was granted immunity in exchange for testimony.