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All in the Manson Family
Roman Polanski's trial in 1977 wasn't the only scandal of the 70s he was associated with. In 1969 while he was in London, his wife -- his eight-months pregnant wife, actress Sharon Tate -- and four others were killed in the couple's Hollywood home by members of Charles Manson's "Family."
The trial for the Tate and subsequent LaBianca murders begain in June 1970 and lasted 225 days. At that time it was the longest and costliest trial ever in the U.S.