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  • Gov. Newsom Denies Parole for Manson Follower Leslie Van Houten

    06/03/2019 7:12:17 PM PDT · by Borges · 56 replies
    KTLA ^ | 6/3/2019 | AP
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom overruled a parole board’s decision to free Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten on Monday, marking the third time a governor has stopped the release of the youngest member of Manson’s murderous cult. Van Houten, 69, is still a threat, Newsom said, though she has spent nearly half a century behind bars and received reports of good behavior and testimonials about her rehabilitation. “While I commend Ms. Van Houten for her efforts at rehabilitation and acknowledge her youth at the time of the crimes, I am concerned about her role in these killings and her potential...
  • Charles Manson supporter Leslie Van Houten denied parole again by California governor

    01/20/2018 8:47:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 20, 2018 | Fox News/AP
    Gov. Jerry Brown D-Calif. has once again denied parole for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of late murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing Friday for letting him control her life. Brown said in his decision that Van Houten, 68, still laid too much of the blame on Manson, who died two months ago at 83. Brown acknowledged that Van Houten's youth at the time of the crime, her more than four decades as a model prisoner and her abuse at the hands of Manson make it worth considering her release. While in prison,...
  • Manson follower Leslie Van Houten granted parole; Brown must make final decision

    09/06/2017 3:56:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 79 replies
    L A Times ^ | 09/06/2017 | Matt Hamilton
    The youngest of Manson's followers, Van Houten has been considered the least blameworthy member of the group and has been portrayed by supporters as a misguided teen under the influence of LSD on the night of the slayings. A former homecoming queen from Monrovia, she did not join in the Aug. 9, 1969, murders of Sharon Tate, the pregnant wife of film director Roman Polanski, and four others at the Benedict Canyon home that Tate was renting. But the following day, Van Houten was part of a group that stormed into the LaBiancas' home in Los Feliz. As Charles "Tex"...
  • Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten granted parole

    09/07/2017 2:29:29 PM PDT · by HotKat · 36 replies
    Leslie Van Houten, a former Charles Manson follower who killed for the mass murderer in 1969, has been granted parole in California. Van Houten, the youngest of Manson’s followers, was scheduled to appear before a parole panel for the 21st time on Wednesday. She was 19 when she took part in a series of murders during the summer of 1969 in Los Angeles. Gov. Jerry Brown now has a 120-day period to affirm, reverse or take no action on the decision.
  • The right call on Manson follower

    07/28/2016 8:31:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 28, 2016 | Dennis Lund
    It’s hard to believe it has been almost fifty years since the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders of 1969. Unfortunately, we are reminded of these murders on too regular a basis. They were again in the news recently when Gov. Brown overruled the parole board’s recommendation to release Leslie Van Houten, one of several Manson Family members convicted of murder. Good call -- she is where she belongs. If you lived in southern California at the time, you likely have strong memories of those events. It was an unusually hot August that year, when the Tate murders hit the news. Six people...
  • Michigan dad of sextuplets dies of heart attack after setting up a trampoline for kids

    04/10/2014 6:10:58 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    New York Daily news ^ | April 10, 2014
    HOLLAND, Mich. — The 39-year-old father of Michigan's first surviving set of sextuplets suffered a heart attack and died after setting up a trampoline for his children, a relative said. Ben Van Houten died Wednesday night, said Sue Herweyer of Dykstra Life Story Funeral Homes in Holland.
  • Manson family member Leslie Van Houten is again denied freedom

    06/05/2013 6:19:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 99 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 5, 2013 | Andrew Blankstein
    A parole board on Wednesday rejected Manson family member Leslie Van Houten's 19th attempt to win freedom. The board also decided she could not seek parole again for five years. Van Houten, 63, was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in their home in Los Feliz. She has repeatedly been denied bids for parole over the last four decades. “Given the brutality of the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca and Van Houten’s willing and active participation in this evil, pre-planned and violent crime, we are pleased with the parole board’s decision...
  • Leslie Van Houten, a Charles Manson follower, denied parole in 19th try at age 60

    07/06/2010 8:05:47 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 07-06-2010 | LINDA DEUTSCH
    LOS ANGELES — Leslie Van Houten, the one-time Charles Manson follower long seen as the most likely of his ex-acolytes to win freedom someday, was denied parole Tuesday for a 19th time in the killings of Leno and Rosemary La Bianca. At the conclusion of the emotional three-hour hearing, the chairman of the parole board, Robert Doyle, said Van Houten was not yet suitable for parole because she had failed to gain complete insight into her crime and its motivation.
  • Manson follower faces parole board for 19th time

    07/05/2010 3:38:33 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies · 2+ views
    LA Times ^ | July 5, 2010 | Linda Deutsch AP
    Leslie Van Houten, the one-time Charles Manson follower long seen as the most likely of his ex-acolytes to win freedom someday, faces her 19th parole hearing with a new lawyer and new case law which may give her the best chance yet for release. Even if there is a finding of suitability for parole at Tuesday's hearing, freedom would not be immediate. The entire state parole board would review the decision within 120 days and it would then be submitted to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for a final ruling. Van Houten, 60, remains incarcerated at the California Institution for Women at...
  • Manson follower LESLIE VAN HOUTEN denied parole 18th time

    08/31/2007 4:29:24 PM PDT · by Lizavetta · 97 replies · 16,981+ views
    Herald Tribune ^ | August 31, 2007
    CORONA, Calif. -- Leslie Van Houten, the former Charles Manson follower convicted of taking part in a murderous rampage that terrorized Los Angeles 38 years ago, was denied parole Thursday for the 18th time. The two-year denial issued by the parole board means Van Houten, 58, must wait until 2009 to petition again for her release. Van Houten, who is serving time at the California Institution for Women in Corona, was last denied parole in September 2006. "We still feel she's a considerable risk to society," said Patrick Sequeira, a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles County, who attended the...
  • Manson Family Member Van Houten Loses Parole Bid

    08/25/2004 7:43:56 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 118 replies · 2,136+ views
    Reuters ^ | 25 August 2004
    Manson Family Member Van Houten Loses Parole Bid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California prison board on Wednesday refused for the 15th time to parole Leslie Van Houten, a Charles Manson disciple who was sentenced to life behind bars for her role in the sensational cult murders. Van Houten, now 55 and serving her sentence at the California Institution for Women in Frontera, was rejected in her bid for parole despite a tearful apology for her part in the grisly 1969 crimes. (snip) The former homecoming princess admitted to holding down Rosemary LaBianca while two other Manson followers, Charles "Tex"...