Charles Manson follower, Patricia Krenwinkel, gave a rare jailhouse interview recently, pathetically confessing she "was a coward" who took part in the grisly Tate/LaBianca murder spree solely "to be loved" by the bloodthirsty psychopath.
Krenwinkel was just one of a harem of femme fatales who, on the orders of Manson, arrived at the Hollywood residence of Roman Polanski in the early morning hours of August 9, 1969 and brutally butchered his then 8 1/2 months pregnant wife -- actress Sharon Tate -- along with her friends and fetus.
The famed director, an infamous pedophile himself, was not home at the time.
Now, lifer and model-inmate Patricia Krenwinkel, age 66, is no longer wearing her hallmark creepy smirk. Instead, she's soulfully claiming that she participated in the Tate massacre, as well as the LaBianca murders staged shortly thereafter, simply because she was desperate for "Charlie's love."
Together, the beautiful but ill-fated starlet Tate and her equally hapless entourage were stabbed hundreds of times, even after they were already dead, and their blood then used as finger-paint.
Following carnival-like court trials, killer Krenwinkel and her crazed cohorts were each sentenced to die for their roles in the gory crime spree, but while awaiting execution their sentences were commuted to life when California's death penalty was briefly overturned.
Thankfully though, none of these depraved degenerates will ever see the light of day again ... nor do a group hug.