Robert Beausoleil

Name: Robert Kenneth Beausoleil
Date of birth: 11/06/1947
Place of birth: Santa Barbara, California
AKA: Bobby, Cupid, Cherub, Robert Lee Hardy, Jason Lee Daniels
Whereabouts: Vacaville California Medical Facility
Prisoner ID: B28302
Archive: Robert Beausoleil

Beausoleil was involved in music and acting. In 1967, Beausoleil met Kenneth Anger and had a part in Anger’s film Lucifer Rising. Beausoleil also became friends with Frank Zappa, and can be heard as a backup singer on Zappa’s first record, Freak Out. In 1969, Beausoleil was living with Gary Hinman when Beausoleil met Charles Manson. Beausoleil was featured in a soft porn movie titled The Ramrodder. The movie was filmed near Spahn’s Movie Ranch and also starred family member Catherine Share.

The Hinman Murder

On July 25, 1969, Beausoleil, Susan Atkins, and Mary Brunner paid Gary Hinman a visit. Manson was under the impression that Hinman had money in stocks and bonds. He sent the group to Hinman to convince him to join the family, which included turning over all of his assets. According to Beausoleil, the group visited Hinman because Hinman had sold him some bad mescaline and Beausoleil wanted his money back. Whatever the motive was, the conflict lasted 3 days. During which, Charles Manson and Bruce Davis stopped by. As soon as he arrived, Manson raised a sword and struck Hinman in the head, slicing Gary’s left ear. Mary Brunner and Susan Atkins stitched up Hinman’s ear with dental floss. It all ended on the 27th when Beausoleil finally killed Hinman, stabbing him in the chest twice.

Beausoleil was arrested for the murder of Gary Hinman on Wednesday, August 6, 1969. He had two trials, and was eventually convicted and sentenced to death. His death sentence was commuted to Life when California briefly outlawed the death penalty in 1972.

Fun fact:

Beausoleil and Manson Family murder victim Jay Sebring both have a role in the 1967 movie Mondo Hollywood


One thought on “Robert Beausoleil

  1. we knew that some of the gals over to Spahn Play Land giggled again and said
    hi Cupid what brother Charlie called the frenchman
    some people you know jealous guys would say hey pretty boy
    you weren’t the only guy called that man
    but then,
    you overdid the macho thing
    so what good did that bring
    you’re in prison now didn’t you hear you and them’s sentence
    didn’t you think and listen cause I squinted and looked and thought
    well, heck look at what musician Bobby’s doin’
    look at my chest tattoo ‘n goatee
    I’m no snitch
    Bobby who are you impressin’
    Charlie and the cons couldn’t get you anything
    what good and who’s gonna do you any helping
    isn’t this something else isn’t this rich
    isn’t this a bitch
    so now,
    what can be done for you
    so now,
    I’m sayin’
    say it Bobby say the words that were missing
    maybe till now they didn’t get your meanin’
    I’m truly sorry
    go on now to your next parole hearing that’s in 2019 I’m rememberin’
    and say what you really want to about your true feelings
    lemme spell it out for you I’m sure you don’t mind
    upfront and say it:
    I’m truly sorry for what I’ve done
    I was young deluded and I had a big failing
    I’m sorry for what I did to Gary
    please let me be with my daughter
    she’s older now then when I was then
    I’m asking for something from your hearts
    I’m not the sorry fool I was back then
    now you’re looking at a remorseful old man
    thank you again

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