• Short Summary

    Kenneth Como, a 31-year-old member of the "Manson Family" involved in the murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, escaped from a 13th floor prison cell in Los Angeles on Wednesday (20 October).

  • Description

    1.
    GV PAN & ZOOM FROM 10th storey of top security jail PAN ALONG AND DOWN TO Broken window
    0.15

    2.
    GV View from broken window over motorway
    0.16

    3.
    CU Home-made hacksaw.
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    4.
    CU Sheets and blankets knotted together
    0.21

    5.
    LV Abandoned van
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    6.
    CU Knives found in van (2 shots)
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    7.
    SV Police search houses (2 shots)
    0.40

    8.
    SV PAN Captured prisoner being escorted by police from building to car.
    0.59



    Initials BB/1611 TA/MR/BB/1603



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Kenneth Como, a 31-year-old member of the "Manson Family" involved in the murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, escaped from a 13th floor prison cell in Los Angeles on Wednesday (20 October). He was being held on a charge of attempted murder after a raid on a gun shop.

    Como had sawed his way through cell bars with an improvised hacksaw, and then slid to the ground on a rope made of knotted sheets and blankets. He escaped in a van to a Hollywood suburb and was recaptured after a six-hour house-to-house search.

    Six other Manson clan members--five of them women--were later arrested as suspected accomplices in the escape. Charles Manson himself is under a death sentence for the Tate murders.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7FJRA1YBO1W2OCR9KSABMDEQA
    Media URN:
    VLVA7FJRA1YBO1W2OCR9KSABMDEQA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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