I ran across this on You Tube. I found it very interesting. Scott Michaels with Dearly Departed Tours talks about Steven Parent's life and ultimate death on Cielo Drive.It mentions the fact that Parent was suspected to be gay, and that he also might have been killed last instead of first. I know there are lots of people who think this.
I don't know if the kid was gay or not, but I don't think the fact that he took a clock/radio to Garrettson's was a sign of homosexuality. I think he really wanted to sell a clock/radio. He was trying to make money for college. And the fact that he showed up late at night means nothing. He just got off work. And maybe he was a "night owl". Some people just get started at night.
We know he brought the clock/radio in to show Garrettson. And we know he took it when he left. That shows the impetus of the clock/radio. It wasn't a "prop". It was a selling tool.
Finally, I don't know when he was killed, but the killers all say he was killed first.
All of them.
Which doesn't mean that they all tell the truth, but I can't imagine them being smart enough to get together after the murders and make a pact trying to say that Parent was killed first, just in case they were questioned. And why would that matter anyway? Dead is dead. Does it matter to the killers who got killed first?
Lots to talk about!