Friday, August 31, 2018

See Tex Watson's Extradition News Footage


Raw TV footage from  the day Tex Watson was extradited from TX to CA. This is old news footage from Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA from Sept. 70. Pay attention to 00:00- 2:05 and 6:49-8:25.


Special thanks to Tom H who has been a silent (but great) contributor here.





14 comments:

cielodrivecom said...

Great stuff. Some interviews of Boyd and clips of Watson in court in this one http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/wfaa/id/9/rec/12

RudyWebersHose said...

Back to Cali to see Walshin, DeLoach and Gino Massaro.......cant hear shit in that clip by the way

Jeff Harper said...

All those people standing around the cop car as they load Tex in. Wonder if they knew they were in the presence of one evil character. Seeing him smiling as he leaves court....just want to punch him in the face. Doesn't look like the zombie he'd shortly become once back in Los Angeles.

beauders said...

I doubt Watson realized that was never going to walk on Texas soil ever again, that is unless his parents brought some when visiting him in prison.

RudyWebersHose said...

Hopefully Sartuche and Guiterrez helped him slip and fall a few times, accidentally hit his head getting in the squad car and possibly gave him the nightstick on top of the LA phone book beating lol

Logan said...

I grew up in DFW & as a consequence grew up watching WFAA...so beyond the rare Tex footage, it's interesting for me to see these slices of life from that specific place & time preserved in this archival footage. It also makes me wonder how many 60-70 year olds in McKinney remember crowding around the police car to see Tex Watson carted off.

Gorodish said...

Check out the girl at 7:07 trying to hand the Butcher Of Copeville some flowers. The smiling stewardess from 8:08-8:25 doesn't seem that worried about him either. God, that smug smirk on his face !
I notice they flew him back to Los Angeles on American Airlines. I guess his Braniff employee discount was no good by then.

Dan S said...

Who'd a thunk a Vulcan could be capable of such evil?

jerseydevil said...

No audio through a lot of it was the white plastic device some type of bomb also 5 murders ? Guess the Labianca's didn't count or Shorty for that matter

cielodrivecom said...

That guy talking about a bomb was an unrelated

Becky Rude said...
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Doug Smith said...

"Fly the STABBY skies...:

beauders said...

A lot of that crowd looked like young women. Tex had groupies.

StillGrooving said...

Dan S said...
Who'd a thunk a Vulcan could be capable of such evil?


That one made me LOL!