Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Ella Jo Bailey

Posted By Liz

Ella Jo Bailey (2010)

Ella Jo Bailey age 27 (1971 during the Hinman/Shea trial)

I did some research on Ella Jo since I really don't know much about her. She showed up on the scene with Sadie. Ella Jo herself said she felt it was her own fault Gary was killed. It was her that suggested Gary might have money when Charlie was looking for cash to buy some dune buggies needed for Helter Skelter. Charlie invited Ella along to help persuade Gary. She declined. After hearing that Gary was murdered the day before, she fled the ranch with Bill Vance never to return again. She became a very important witness for the state. She is presently married with two daughters and a son.

Good site with all the newspaper articles on Ella testifying: