This is an excerpt from an article written about the jury members after the Tate LaBianca trial was finished. The juror mostly featured in the article is Jean Roseland. The complete article was written by Robert Kistler for the Los Angeles Times and syndicated to other newspapers. My copy of it is from the Saturday April 17, 1971 edition of the San Francisco Chronicle as is the picture.
It seems the Charlie amused himself during the trial by competing with individual jurors in a stare down. This is Juror Roseland's description and feelings about that event.
"Well, today's my day with Charlie." Jean Roseland laughed as she and the other jurors prepared to go to lunch. During the past five months, it had become a standing joke among them, and this morning had been Mrs. Roseland's turn to try to stare down Manson.
"He has those eyes of his on me all morning," she said to a colleague. "He just sat there staring at me." The other juror smiled, then shrugged, and the group went to lunch. In truth, this habit of Manson's wasn't that funny. Frankly, Jean thought, it was unnerving and she wished he'd stop.
Later, after the trial was over, she would try to explain her uneasiness about Manson. "I wasn't ever able to stare him down," she said. "I always turned my eyes away first. Some of the other jurors said they got him to look away once or twice, but I never managed it. "I still don't know why I couldn't. I certainly found no magnetism, or anything, in his eyes. It was always the same blank expression, the same expression they all had in their eyes. Maybe, it was the LSD and other drugs they had been taking for so long..."
Mrs. Roseland and the others never heard Manson speak, except for his periodic outbursts that usually got him removed from the courtroom. She is convinced, however, that his apparent ability to manipulate others came not from within himself, but "from the voids within the minds and souls of his followers."