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36 Years Ago Today...The Manson Family began their killing spree, murdering Sharon Tate and four friends in a house hidden away between Beverly Hills and the Valley. The BBC News article that reminded us of this notes that the Manson trial was the longest murder trial in US history. Is that still true? And, we're curious, do you think it is still the most well-known California murder trial or does the OJ trial now own that distinction? Which trial will history look back on as being more significant?