Sandra Good is a long-time member of the Manson Family and a close friend of Lynette Fromme. Unlike many of the Family members, Good professed total allegiance to Manson until the day he died.
Good, aka Blue, was born in San Diego, California. Her parents divorced when she was four years old. She attended the University of Oregon and San Francisco State College for seven years, but never received a degree.
Good joined the Manson Family in 1968 and a few months later went off with them when they moved to a new home at Spahn Ranch. Despite her association with Manson and his followers, Good did not take part in the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders because she was in jail at the time for using stolen credit cards.
However, Good said she respected those who committed the murders and demonstrated her support for Manson during his trial by shaving her head and carving an X on her forehead.
In 1971, Good was arrested while aiding Manson Family associate Kenneth Como in a botched escape from jail.
10 years in prison
In 1975, Good was indicted for conspiracy to send threatening letters through the mail by a Federal Grand Jury in Sacramento in connection with death threats against more than 170 corporate executives who Good believed were polluting the earth.
Good was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Good was paroled in early December 1985, after having served 10 years. Unlike many of the Family members, Good still professed total allegiance to Manson. A condition of her parole was that she could not return to California.
After her parole ended, Good moved to Hanford, California, near Corcoran State Prison, to be closer to Manson, although she was not allowed to visit him. In 1996, Good and George Stimson, Good’s partner, launched a website dedicated to Charles Manson with the tagline “A Real Source for Manson Thought”. The website was taken offline in 2001.
Quote from Good’s defunct website about the Tate/LaBianca murder motive:
“The real motive was to get a brother, Bobby Beausoleil, out of jail by committing “copycat” murders that would convince the authorities that Beausoleil could not be guilty of the murder (of Gary Hinman) for which he had been arrested on August 6, 1969. This motive is much more realistic and has much more circumstantial support than the DA’s fantastic ‘helter skelter’ motive. It’s the real motive. There’s only one thing wrong with it from the prosecutorial point of view: It is not a personal motive for Charles Manson”.
Ivan and Joel Pugh
Quote from Sandra Good’s defunct website:
“Joel Dean Pugh; London, England; December 1, 1969 – Joel Pugh was found in a London hotel with his throat and wrists slashed. Pugh is usually described as the husband of Sandra Good. In fact they were never married. Although Pugh is also described as a “former Manson Family member” in Helter Skelter, he never met Manson or any of the other so-called Family members. After Joel Pugh’s death his parents journeyed to London to satisfy themselves with the official verdict of suicide. After checking all the medical records (Pugh’s father was a doctor at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota) and the files at Scotland Yard they were satisfied that the death was, indeed, a suicide”.
However, coincidence or not, Bruce Davis, a Manson Family member, happened to be in the London area at the time Joel Pugh died. As to Ivan Pugh’s father, Sandra Good, Ivan Pugh and Robert Beausoleil have all said that Beausoleil is Ivan’s biological father. In his 2019 parole hearing, Beausoleil acknowledges he’s Ivan father, and in this comment Ivan also says Beausoleil is his father.
Today Sandra Good lives a quiet life in California.