Vincent BugliosiVincent T. Bugliosi, Jr. (; August 18, 1934 – June 6, 2015) was an American attorney and ''New York Times'' bestselling author. During his eight years in the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, he successfully prosecuted 105 out of 106 felony jury trials, which included 21 murder convictions, without a single loss. He was best known for prosecuting Charles Manson and other defendants accused of the seven Tate–LaBianca murders of August 9–10, 1969. Although Manson did not physically participate in the murders at Sharon Tate's home, Bugliosi used circumstantial evidence to show that he had orchestrated the killings.
After leaving the Los Angeles district attorney's office in 1972, Bugliosi turned to private practice and represented three criminal defendants, achieving successful acquittals on behalf of all three—the most famous of which was Stephanie Stearns (referred to as "Jennifer Jenkins" in his book), whom he defended for the murder of Eleanor "Muff" Graham which occurred on the South Pacific island of Palmyra Atoll. The case was the subject of his 1991 #1 ''New York Times'' bestselling book ''And the Sea Will Tell'' that he wrote with Bruce Henderson. He turned down opportunities to represent famous defendants Jeffrey MacDonald and Dan White because he did not represent anyone whom he believed to be guilty of murder.
Bugliosi, along with Curt Gentry, authored the book ''Helter Skelter'' in 1974, which presented the account of the investigation, arrest, and prosecution of Charles Manson and the Manson Family. He later wrote ''Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy'' and ''The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder''. Provided by Wikipedia