Speaking to authorities on Oct. 12, Lutesinger stated that Atkins had gone with Beausoleil to Hinman’s home on Manson’s orders, to gather cash from him. Phrase on the ranch was, some form of battle ensued and Hinman was killed. Lutesinger recalled a dialog with Atkins and several other ladies during which Atkins stated she had stabbed a person a number of instances within the legs.
On Oct. 13, investigators questioned Atkins, who stated she and Beausoleil stayed at Hinman’s home for 2 days, mainly holding him hostage, earlier than Beausoleil finally stabbed him to dying. Atkins was additionally booked on suspicion of homicide. She did not point out Manson.
On Oct. 15, the Los Angeles Police Division, which was investigating Tate-LaBianca, lastly checked in with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Workplace, which had the Hinman case, to see if that they had any related crimes. Because it turned out, “political piggy” was written in blood on the wall at Hinman’s place. On Oct. 20, the sheriff’s workplace relayed Lutesinger’s recollection of Atkins’ claims to LAPD detectives, as a result of Hinman hadn’t been stabbed within the legs; moderately, Voytek Frykowski had.
Investigators finally interviewed Lutesinger on Oct. 31, 11 days later.