Atkins, Susan

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Atkins, Susan Gender: F
Susan Denise Atkins
born on 7 May 1948 at 01:03 (= 01:03 AM )
Place San Gabriel, California, 34n06, 118w06
Timezone PDT h7w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 16°40' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 25°19 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 01°19'

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American convicted mass murderer who was a member of Charles Manson's "Family". Manson's followers committed a series of nine murders at four locations in California, over a period of five weeks in the summer of 1969. Known within the Manson family as Sadie Mae Glutz or Sexy Sadie, Atkins was convicted for her participation in eight of these killings, including the most notorious, the Tate murders in 1969. She was sentenced to death, which was subsequently commuted to life imprisonment when the California Supreme Court invalidated all death sentences issued prior to 1972. Atkins was later incarcerated until her death in 2009. Between 1976 and 2009, she was denied parole a total of 13 times. At the time of her death, she was California's longest-serving female inmate.

A hippie dropout product of the drug culture, she met and loved Charles Manson, joining his camp on the old Spahn ranch in Death Valley. She had a child, Zee Zo Zeze Zedfrack, father unknown, in 1968. On 8-9 August 1969, she joined in the ritualistic killing of five people, holding eight-month pregnant Sharon Tate while Tex Watson stabbed her to death. While in prison, she later had a "religious conversion" (1974), which she described in her 1977 memoir. She later began a prison ministry. In 1981 she was married for a few months to a Texan named Donald Lee Laisure who claimed he was a millionaire. He also claimed that she was his 29th wife, later saying that she was his 36th. She married again in 1987, this time to James Whitehouse, who subsequently became a lawyer.

While in prison her health deteriorated. In 2008 she was diagnosed with brain cancer and underwent a leg amputation as well. Atkins died at age 61 on 24 September 2009 at a women's prison in Chowchilla, California.

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  • associate relationship with Beausoleil, Bobby (born 6 November 1947). Notes: Members of the Manson "family"
  • associate relationship with Fromme, Squeaky (born 22 October 1948). Notes: Members of the Manson "family"
  • associate relationship with Krenwinkel, Patricia (born 3 December 1947). Notes: Members of the Manson "family"
  • associate relationship with Van Houten, Leslie (born 23 August 1949). Notes: Co-murderers in the Manson "family"
  • associate relationship with Watson, Tex (born 2 December 1945). Notes: Co-murderers in the Manson "family"
  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Tate, Debra (born 6 November 1952). Notes: Tate opposed her release
  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Tate, Doris (born 16 January 1924). Notes: Tate opposed her release
  • homicide victim relationship with Tate, Sharon (born 24 January 1943)
  • role played of/by Paulson, Sarah (born 17 December 1974). Notes: 2017 episode of TV series "American Horror Story: Cult"


  • Death of Mother 1963 (From cancer)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 7 October 1968 (Birth of son, Zezozose Zadfrack Glutz, later adopted out)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 9 August 1969 (Ritualistic killing of Sharon Tate and seven others)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 29 March 1971 (Sentenced to death)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1977 (Autobiography, "Child of Satan, Child of God")
  • Health : Medical diagnosis 2008 (Cancer)
  • Health : Medical procedure 2008 (Leg amputation)

Source Notes

B.C. in hand from Steinbrecher


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Legs
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Surgery
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Drugs (During hippie time-period)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Tex Watson, Charles Manson)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two while in prison)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Extremes in quantity (Commune living)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide many at once (Manson murders)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Given life in prison)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Conversion/ Born again (Religious conversion in prison)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer ("Child of Satan, Child of God")
  • Notable : Famous : Criminal cases (Manson gang member)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women