Could Garretson have known Pat?
Katie believes it's possible...As most of you probably know, I’m not easily intrigued. But I have to admit, this is interesting stuff. Katie was poking-around online, researching William Garretson.
On Charliemanson.com… she noticed that one of Pat Krenwinkel’s aliases (on the “alias list”), was “Patty Montgomery”.
Pat Krenwinkel’s Alias “Patricia Montgomery“ found here: http://www.charliemanson.com/aliases.htm
Garretson’s polygraph transcription here:
The case about William Garretson has always been puzzling. Why didn’t he admit to hearing or seeing anything that early morning of August 9, 1969? How could he possibly have not heard what was going on?
His friend, Steve Parent, had just left his house minutes before the 4 shots rang out that took his life. Only a short while later, a gunshot ripped through Jay Sebring. Everyone in the main house is screaming. Minutes later, Voytek Frykowski makes it out the front door with Tex in hot pursuit, tackling him in fine “Texas High School Football” fashion, bashing his head in and stabbing him mercilessly. Voytek is screaming at the top of his lungs for him to stop.
Simultaneously, Abigail Folger runs out the master bedroom French doors by the pool, screaming her head off, seemingly running toward the guest house, with Pat in hot pursuit. Pat tackles her, bringing her knife down over and over, and Abigail says “Stop, I’m already dead”.
And yet William Garretson says he heard and saw nothing.
I was looking through the polygraph given to Garretson on August 10, 1969 at Parker Center @ 1625 hours. In reading through the transcript I came upon a very interesting fact.
Garretson says in his transcribed statement, that sometime in May, 1969, a friend of his named Darrell Kistler moved-in with him. A Vietnam vet that he knew. Well Darrell knew 2 girls who came and visited the guest house quite frequently. One cozied up to William. Her name was Debbie Tidwell. When Garretson was asked what the other girl’s name was, he was kind of hesitant, and finally said “Patty something. I'm not sure. I think it's Montgomery or something like that. Patricia Krenwinkel used the alias “Patricia Montgomery”. Now it all makes perfect sense.
Garretson says that he kicked Darrell out in June of 1969, and he didn’t see the girls anymore after that.
Patricia Krenwinkel has stated that when she was stabbing Abigail on the lawn, she knew she was losing, so she called Tex over to help. Tex took-over stabbing Abigail, and told Pat to go to the guest house and “kill anyone who is there”. Pat says she ran to the Guest House, and in her parole hearing, said “this madness has to stop”. Then she ran back to Tex and said no one is in the Guest House.
This makes perfect sense now. Pat knew Garretson and didn’t want to kill him. That’s why she told Tex no one was there. Garretson knew Pat. That’s why he was so scared to say anything. I think he just wanted to be done with it all and forget it ever happened. Maybe he just didn’t want to admit that he knew her, that it might implicate him in some way. Therefore, he claims he never saw or heard anything.
He later admitted that he saw and heard, but he never mentions that he knew Pat.
I think he did know her... and I think that’s why he’s still alive. I think he knows that too.