Skip to comments.Parole approved for Charles Manson cult member Leslie Van Houten
Posted on 04/14/2016 5:09:28 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister
CHINO, Calif. -- A California panel recommended parole Thursday for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten more than four decades after she went to prison for the notorious killings of a wealthy grocer and his wife.
The decision will now undergo administrative review by the Board of Parole Hearings. If upheld it goes to Gov. Jerry Brown, who has the final word on whether the now-66-year-old Van Houten is released from the California Institution for Women in Chino.
Brown previously blocked the parole of former Manson follower Bruce Davis, citing the gravity of his offenses and his refusal to fully accept responsibility for his role in the murders of a stunt man and a musician.
Van Houten was "numb" after the parole board decision was made at the California Institution for Women, said her attorney Rich Pfeiffer.
Van Houten, a one-time homecoming princess, participated in the killings of Leno La Bianca and his wife Rosemary a day after other so-called "Manson family" members murdered pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four others in 1969.
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Sure ... now that killing Gerald Ford isn’t at the top of her “things to do when I get out” list anymore ...
Mass murderer and she gets to walk. Wow.
If I remember right, and I might not, she was one of the worst ones of the gang.
That was Lynette ‘Squeaky” Fromme.
I think that was Susan Atkins.
I think that was Squeaky who tried to kill Ford
Isn’t she related to Millhouse van Houten?
If Moonbeam Brown has any cajones at all he’ll deny the recommendation, of course I doubt he does.
Given her courtroom antics, I devoutly believe she’s still someone who will end up lashing out while free.
They’ll probably give her a professorship at some university once she gets out.
I thought “Life” meant life. Oh, this is Kalifornia. Never mind.....
I always thought killing Ford was sort of a group project for Charlie's Angels, but it turns out Moore wasn't affiliated with Manson.
Fromme got parole a few years back, so I guess I should have tried that line back then.
Whoever it was... D*mn. I was in junior high when that sh*t broke loose. In high school, I read “Helter Skelter”. They were ALL crazy, messed-up lunatics (ah, I repeat myself). Each one of them should have fried instead of living off our dime.
Or make her a Dean. Or Research Fellowship.
Or a spot on Bernie's cabinet.
Susan Atkins. AKA Sadie Mae Glutz. She was the absolute worst. Dead now of cancer.
That was Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme, who was in federal prison.
Leslie Van Houten was in on the LaBianca killings, she stabbed Mrs. LaBianca a number of times.
She should have been executed but never should she be paroled.
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