Name: Steven Dennis Grogan Date of birth: 07/13/1951 Place of birth: Los Angeles, California AKA: Adam Gabriel, Clem Tufts, Scramblehead Whereabouts: California Archive: Steve Grogan Recent Pictures: Steve Grogan Today Image Gallery: Steve Grogan Gallery
Grogan dropped out of high school in ’67 and ended up at Spahn’s ranch doing odd jobs and chores. When Manson and the Family moved in to the ranch in ’68 Grogan joined the Family. Not the smartest of the bunch, Grogan was nicknamed Scramblehead.
While the Manson Family stayed with Beach Boy Dennis Wilson Grogan crashed Wilson’s uninsured Ferrari. In ’69 Grogan was sentenced to 90 days observation at a State Mental Hospital for exposing his penis to a group of school children.
The night of the Labianca murders, Grogan went with Charles Manson, Susan Atkins and Linda Kasabian to an apartment in Venice Beach. Manson ordered them to kill an acquaintance of Kasabian, actor Saladin Nader, but Kasabian deliberately led the group to a wrong apartment, saving Nader’s life.
On August 26, 1969, Grogan participated in the murder of Donald Shea, a Hollywood stuntman. Steve Grogan, Charles Manson and Bruce Davis were convicted of murdering Shea. Grogan was sentenced to death but in 1971 Grogan’s sentence was reduced to life imprisonment. After serving nearly 15 years Grogan was paroled and released from prison in 1985.
Today Grogan is a married man and father. Grogan is a musician and has done international tours with several bands.
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Three members of the Charles Manson "family", find all the spectator seats taken at a session of the trial of Manson and three others on charges of murdering seven persons, July 24, 1970, Los Angeles, Calif. Left to right: Steven "Clem" Grogan, Mary Brunner, and Catherine "Cappy" Gillies. Miss Brunner was ordered freed from jail on the grounds she did not violate conditions of her immunity from prosecution in another murder for which she had been indicted. (AP Photo/Wally Fong)