Linda Kasabian was the prosecution's key witness and eventually called Manson the "devil, not this wonderful man that I was led to believe." While she didn't participate in the murders, she did act as lookout on both nights – a vantage point that also allowed her to become the state's primary witness against the family. Kasabian was already a young mother when she first met Manson and the family on the Spahn Ranch on July 4th, 1969, only a month before the Tate and LaBianca murders. Though she quickly fell under his spell, she also quickly shook herself out of it: Only two days after the murders, she fled to New Mexico where she found her estranged husband, Robert. Kasabian eventually returned to L.A., where she testified against Manson in exchange for her own immunity – something that prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi has said was his idea. "She never asked for immunity from prosecution, but we gave it," he told The Guardian in 2009. "She stood in the witness box for 17 or 18 days and never broke down, despite the incredible pressure she was under. I doubt we would have convicted Manson without her." Kasabian moved to her mother's home in New Hampshire but was hounded by media, eventually moving west, where she was last found living in a trailer park in near poverty.