Ex-Manson Family follower and stone-cold psychopathic demoness Susan Atkins died in a California prison hospital today, forty years after she helped kill actress Sharon Tate (eight months pregnant at the time) and seven other people in the notorious "Helter Skelter" murders. She had been battling brain cancer. Prison officials said her second husband was at her bedside, but Hair Balls was more interested in what her first husband, former Houstonian Donald Lee Laisure, had to say. Or maybe we should say "possible" former Houstonian.
Lai$ure: Well, just because I could do it....You asked me, and that's what I told you.
HB: Well, I'm just confused, because if the marriage was in California, why would the divorce be in Cuba?
Lai$Sure: Well, they had jurisdiction over it anyway.
HB: What was she like as a person? We know about her crimes, but...
Lai$ure: Well, she had a conversion to Christianity, I can tell you that. And that's about all I can tell you about it.
HB: And that was a genuine conversion?
Lai$Sure: I would say it was, but she was guilty as hell, anyway.
HB: Looking back on that time...is it with fondness, or do you think it was a mistake?
Lai$ure: I don't know. I didn't think it was a mistake at the time. You know, I'm also a retired general officer [of] the U.S. Marine Corps.
HB: I did not know that.
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Lai$ure: Yeah, I don't want to go into that any further anyway.
HB: So you're retired now, or do you...
Lai$ure: That's right. I'm also an heir to an oil business.
We couldn't find any information on this alleged oil business, just
a few old fraud convictions. But there's really no reason to bring up
the past. The man's first wife just died, for goodness' sake.