- How she joined the cult: When Linda first met Manson in 1969, she was a mother of an infant daughter and pregnant with her second child. She eventually decided to stay with the group at Spahn Ranch after being moved by Manson's philosophies.
- Which crimes she committed: On Aug. 8, 1969, Linda accompanied several other family members to the home of Sharon Tate. Linda witnessed Tex Watson shoot and kill 18-year-old Steven Parent and was directed to stay outside by the car as the remaining family members murdered Sharon Tate and her friends. The following night on Aug. 9, Linda accompanied a group of family members to the residence of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. As Tex Watson, Leslie Van Houten, and Patricia Krenwinkel went inside the house to murder the couple, Linda and the remaining family members drove off. Later that night, Manson instructed Linda to help murder one of his acquaintances, Saladin Nader. Not willing to go through with it, Linda purposely knocked on the wrong door. Two days after the LaBianca murders, Linda fled from the family and went to live with her mother in New Hampshire.
- What her sentence was: After a warrant for her arrest was issued, Linda turned herself in December 1969. She was offered immunity from prosecution in exchange for testifying as a witness in the murders. She was also a key witness against Tex Watson and Leslie Van Houten in their trials. Since separating herself from the Manson family, Linda has maintained a relatively private life.