- How she joined the cult: Patricia first met Manson in Manhattan Beach, CA, in 1967, and was quickly "mesmerized by his charm." She moved to San Francisco with him and other Manson family members shortly after.
- Which crimes she committed: On Aug. 9, 1969, Patricia took part in the murders of Sharon Tate and her friends. She stabbed coffee heiress Abigail Folger multiple times before chasing her outside the home, where she ultimately killed her. The next night on Aug. 10, Patricia participated in the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. While cult member Tex Watson murdered Leno in the living room, Patricia and Leslie Van Houten stabbed his wife Rosemary in the next room. Patricia also stabbed Leno with a fork, which she left in his abdomen.
- What her sentence was: On Aug. 16, 1969, Patricia and other Manson family members were arrested on suspicion of auto theft, but later released. That October, Patricia was arrested again, but her father bailed her out. Two months later, she was arrested yet again for the Tate-LaBianca murders. On March 29, 1971, she was convicted of murder and conspiracy to commit murder. She was sentenced to death, which was eventually altered to life in prison following the California Supreme Court's People v. Anderson. She is still serving her life sentence in prison.