Steven Earl Parent
February 12, 1951 - August 9, 1969
"Please don't hurt me. I won't say anything."
Steven Parent is the young man who became the first of the victims of the Tate murders on the night of August 8, 1969.
He lived with his family in this home in El Monte.
Annnndddd this would be his mailbox.
He worked at Jonas Miller Stereo on Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills.
At around 11:45 that Friday night, Parent drove to the house on Cielo Drive to William Garretson and "sell him a clock-radio."
About 45 minutes after he arrived, Parent got in his car and pulled up to the gate of the property in an attempt to leave. At that very moment, Tex Watson hopped over the fence and ordered Parent to "HALT!"
Parent became the first of the victims.
Tex slashed Parent's wrist sending his wrist-watch into the back seat, then shot him 4 times.
His Death Certificate.
Since Parent's body was the first discovered at the crime scene, the original documentation from the case calls it the "Parent" homicides. Not Tate, not Polanski or Folger.
Rest in Peace.