Thursday, October 2, 2014

A letter from Bill Nelson to Bruce Davis





Dear Mr. Bruce M. Davis:

Today, I am busy packing up all of my library of the Manson murders, the case, parole hearings, interviews and research, contacts, etc. and shipping off two boxes to an anonymous purchaser of my vast resources collected over the past eleven years. I have taken down my web site. I have changed addresses and telephone numbers. In fact, I did not even give a forwarding number for my personal telephone. I am treating this like the people of God were told to do in the Old Testament, not leaving so much as a particle/leaven, or keep sake of the case. I am not even keeping one copy of my book Manson Behind The Scenes, nor the autographed books from other authors including Mr. Vincent Bugliosi and Greg King.

I was the one who introduced television cameras into your parole hearing. You know that for a fact. I was the one who said on television prior to a parole hearing that you should be the "primary suspect" in the unsolved Zodiac murders. I have read the 1973 interview by Lt. Earl Deemer, retired-now deceased regarding your knowledge of Doreen Gaul and her murder with James Sharp. You retorted at the time"I am not very impressed with your offer of immunity since I am serving a life sentence for two murders." Now that you believe you are near a parole date, I wonder if the authorities had enough insight and ability to haul you in for another interview, if you might sing a different song. You did know Doreen Gaul. You knew her intimately. She was in Scientology, had achieved the "Clear" status the night of her murder. November 21, 1969 should be a date that lives in the recesses of your mind as you close your eyes at night. There was a letter from the "Zodiac" found in her belongings after her murder. My personal opinion-not that you asked for it- is that you and Tex did the dirty deed together, then left for Las Vegas where four days later you both were bragging that you were going to raise some money to get Manson out of jail, or start killing some people. You did not count on a snitch calling the LAPD about that did you? That is how we know about it. You lived in the same Scientology house as she did. She had been threatened prior to her murder, hit in the head (September) like it was some kind of warning. Her father told me that she was asking to come home and he replied that he would send a round trip ticket. Doreen Gaul said to her father, "No, Dad, I want to come home for good. This Scientology is a bunch of crap." Witnesses heard her screaming in the alley - - - - "Oh no! Jimmy. Jimmy!" Just like the case with the murder of Shorty, in the back of the Spahn Ranch and not in the middle of the day driving down the Santa Suzanna Pass, Barbara Hoyt was not supposed to hear his screams…. but she did!



You have been to Riverside, California but you have refused to admit it. I only learned about it when I met your church going buddy from Morrow Bay, the talented Black former Kansas City Chiefs pro football player, "Bruce told me he had been to Riverside." Riverside is the scene of an unsolved murder of Cheri Jo Bates, 10-30-66, a young attractive future flight attendant, like Beth. Zodiac left a note after that murder too. The language matches that of Doreen Gaul. But, you knew that. Riverside PD has tried in vein to match DNA with their "favorite" local boy, but are now silent that there is obviously no match with Bill Bennett. The poor man has been drug through the mud for decades for her murder but he did not do that one either.

You admitted in the recent parole hearing that you went to Tahoe. Bruce, that is another unsolved scene from the Zodiac murders. Donna Laas.

The sister of Darlene Ferrin has identified you as the man seated in the white four-door sedan, in Vallejo, CA that July 4, 1969 night at Terry’s restaurant. Positive ID! I have it on videotape. You are fortunate that the SFPD is not interested. Putting her hand to her chest, she said, "I never thought I would see that man again!"

Remember Modesto, and the horror filled night ride for Kathleen Johns from Riverside? The wheel that came off, the offer to give a ride, and the silence for many minutes before she asked a question? Well Bruce, Kathleen gave a pretty interesting response, hyperventilated, and had to catch her breath when I showed her your photograph from the day you surrendered in Los Angeles, December, 1970.

The letter sent to the prison last year from Barbara Hoyt that was not read in the hearing room. That is tragic, because she would have exposed you as a liar if it had been read. All of the court evidence, trial testimony, and witnesses agree that the murder of Shorty Shea occurred down by the creek bed, towards Simi Valley, after 2200 and not in the day light driving down the pass. Bruce, that is where he was moved, buried, and found only after Clem gave authorities the location. That was right, Clem! The one not so bright. Stupid in fact, he gave up the body. Not you, Tex, or Susan with your Christian conversions and coming forth with the "Truth" - - -. Clem! And, Tex was never prosecuted for the murder of Shorty Shea. Neither you, nor Manson, nor Clem would give him up and that is what was needed to convict. Wanting to get out of prison, are you now ready to come clean and finger Charles Denton Tex Watson as a co-conspirator in the murder of Shorty Shea? Are you that brave of a Christian Bruce?

It was an insult the way your attorney Mr.Denny said that he tried to find the relatives of Shorty or Gary. He is an attorney, he can hire investigators, and he could have obtained the desired information that is if he were really interested! All he really had to do was go to the courthouse and obtain the death certificate. It is all right there, but fear not Bruce, both parents of Gary are now deceased and the wife of Shorty (remember she was Black) has not been seen for decades. That is the same thing I did when I wanted to look up Beth. It is all right there, on the marriage certificate, on the birth certificate, the address, births, marriages, dates, places…all right there. Did Beth tell you that I actually met her face to face one day many years ago? I was photographing her condo when she walked up carrying little Taylor -well actually she was quite large in the head- and we spoke. You see, Bruce, I had a camera in my hands, meant her no harm personally, unlike you Manson murderers who used knives and guns.

I do believe that you will be released. It may not be on the watch of Governor Gray Davis though. I have fought against that release and tried to connect you with unsolved murders for eleven years. I have information that Zodiac paraphernalia was found related to you following your arrest. Now I leave it in Gods’ hands. You once said that you just wanted the truth to come out. Well, Bruce, so do we. This case is not worth me dying over and I know that is what would happened should I have continued to investigate, uncover, and find people who were eye witnesses to crime victims, scenes, or conversations. 
 
Here is the letter from Barbara, telling the truth, unlike you and your attorney that the BPT and CMC buried stating it…."Would be a security problem" for it to be read. That was really silly.

So…I will no longer be looking over your shoulder, no longer doing research. But, should the news pick it up, I would love to hear that you came clean about those murders you really know about. I leave you with this last thought.

When told by a news person the day of your surrender
That you would be tried for two murders, you responded
"Is that all? They don’t know the half of it!"

Sincerely,
Bill Nelson
P. O. Box 1585,
Costa Mesa, Ca 92628

27 comments:

Cuntry Trash said...

I have seen his surrender, and he only says "Is that all!?" and not "They don't even know the half of it."

I remember reading this on Nelson's old site.

Just another attempt to make money off of the crimes, and be a scumbag.

Nelson claims Bates identified Davis and I don't believe that. She would have come forward and said something for crissakes.

beauders said...

I've been to al those cities in Ca. does that make me the zodiac?

katie8753 said...

I don't believe that Bruce was the Zodiac. I don't think he was that smart. In fact, he was way too dumb for that.

But I do believe that he was foxy enough to murder people that he was not convicted of killing. Maybe many people....

katie8753 said...

....are you now ready to come clean and finger Charles Denton Tex Watson as a co-conspirator in the murder of Shorty Shea? Are you that brave of a Christian Bruce?

Now that's a damn good question!!!

johnnyseattle said...

Interesting that we have a molester chiding a multi murderer on a tenet of Christianity.

But I can see some value in this letter if you can get past the Zodiac obsession.

My favorite quote: 'You retorted at the time…"I am not very impressed with your offer of immunity since I am serving a life sentence for two murders."'

One wonders today if Bruce had cooperated back then demonstrating with real acts of contrition by telling ALL that he knows/did if he would be on parole today.

Something for Bruce to consider. And I hope he does each and every night when he goes to sleep.

Thanks for the great thread.

Krissy Deen said...

I've never seen anything written by Bill Nelson before with so few punctuation and spelling errors. Maybe he had someone help him with this letter- he should have done that with his books as well.

Donna Nelson said...

Why did Bill Nelson feel the need to pack up and sell out? I am not that familiar with his story.

katie8753 said...

Donna, I read that his wife told him to stop obsessing over the Manson case and get rid of all the crap he was accumulating about the case or she was gonna leave him.

If there's more to it than that, I don't know...

katie8753 said...

Is this an audience, or an oil painting?

katie8753 said...

Let's make sure I have all the essentials.

I brought my lunch bag. Let's see what's in it....

Hmmmm, a bologna sandwich with extra lettuce, cheese and ranch dressing. Check!

Some Lay's potato chips. Check!

A Claussen garlic spear sized pickle. Check!

(2) Saltine crackers. Check!

Cup of fruit. Check!

Dr. Pepper. Check!

Okay I'm all set!!

katie8753 said...

Okay I watered my yard tonight.

katie8753 said...

WHAT, I CAN'T HEAR YOU!

katie8753 said...

I said "I WATERED MY YARD". Poke a hole in your hearing aid.

katie8753 said...

You're making fun of me? What's that about?

katie8753 said...

Okey doke. I was kidding. Just go to bed....

beauders said...

Bill Nelson sold all his materials to John Aes-Nilil because I scared him when I filed Federal Mail Fraud Charges against him for trying to rip me off on an item he was selling and I bought. He called it the Gaul/Sharp murder casebook but it was crap. He wouldn't refund my money so I filed the Mail Fraud Charges and he didn't like that. He threated me and then contacted my place of work and told then nasty not true things about me going as far to say I was stalking him and was a Satanist. Oh what pleasant days those were.

katie8753 said...

Ohhhh, someone's not having sweet dreams! HA HA.

Beauders, I'm just kidding.

It sounds like Mr. Nelson was a big square.

Why don't you expound on that?

katie8753 said...

Why am I still up?

Going to bed. Snore....

louis365 said...

As I know it, Katie's story about Bill's wife threatening to leave is the reason why he got rid of his Manson stuff.

beauders said...

Katie do you mean "square" as in the 60's term? If so I get along fine with most squares, come to think of it, most of my relatives are "squares."

katie8753 said...

Yes Beauders, I meant "square" like in the 60's. A real cube. LOL. I was just being silly last night.

The only thing at all that I know about Bill Nelson is that I saw an interview he did with Doris Tate and I thought he was out and out rude to her. He was bringing up painful memories for her and kinda smirking like he thought it was funny.

louis365 said...

You being silly Katie?? Your kidding me:)

beauders said...

No Katie is not kidding Nelson did an interview with Mrs. Tate and Ed Sanders and did just that. It's probably on youtube for those interested.

Venus said...

Beauders, I think Louis was just teasing Katie about her saying that she was being silly in a previous post! :-),not about the Nelson video.

I think I have that interview somewhere and I agree with Katie's take on it.

Louise McDonald said...

Even that maniac Governor Jerry "Moonbeam" Brown won't let hi out. He lets ebola in but not Charlie...LMAO!

Louise McDonald said...


Even that maniac Governor Jerry Moonbeam" Brown wont let Davis out. He lets ebola in, but not Davis, Charlie, or any of the girls

Louise McDonald said...

We must find the truth! Look up the cult called "The way" I just found out my friend is now a doppleganger. She dropped dead a month ago!