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« on: June 05, 2013, 08:31:38 AM »

http://www.statesman.com/ap/ap/california/leslie-van-houten-faces-20th-parole-hearing/nYCHz/
Manson Family member faces 20th parole hearing
June 5, 2013


FILE - Charles Manson followers, from left: Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten, shown walking to court to appear for their roles in the 1969 cult killings of seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, in Los Angeles, Calif., in this Aug. 20, 1970 file photo. 44 years after she went to prison, Leslie Van Houten is an old woman with gray hair and wrinkles and she is facing her 20th parole hearing Wednesday June 5, 2013 with multiple forces arrayed against her bid for a chance at freedom in her old age. (AP Photo/George Brich, File)

CHINO, Calif. — She was the youngest Charles Manson follower convicted in the infamous Tate-LaBianca murders — a girl of 19 who seemed the one most likely to win parole one day
But 44 years after she went to prison, Leslie Van Houten has gray hair and wrinkles and is facing her 20th parole hearing Wednesday with multiple forces arrayed against her bid for a chance at freedom.
A prosecutor plans to oppose her release as he has before, citing the heinous nature of the murders that shocked the world in the summer of 1969 and continue to occupy a unique place in the annals of American crime. Survivors of victims planned to travel to the California Institution for Women to speak out against letting Van Houten go free.
Unlike a previous hearing where Van Houten said little, her attorney, Michael Satris, said she plans to speak to the parole board on her own behalf this time, explaining that she has become a different person dedicated to doing good works.
"She is living a life of amends for her crime on a daily basis," Satris said. "Everything she does now is to be of service and benefit to the world."
He said Van Houten's value system is the complete opposite of 1969 when "she was following the teachings of a false prophet."
Satris said that Van Houten wants to be released but her actions in prison are not designed for that alone.
"She just wants to be as good of a person as she can be," he said. "And it would be a matter of grace if the parole board would bestow on her the chance to accomplish this on the outside."
Van Houten has been commended before for her work helping elderly women inmates at the California Institution for Women where she and other Manson women have been incarcerated. She earned two college degrees while in custody.
If paroled, she would be reversing a trend. Other members of Manson's murderous "family" have lost bids for parole.
One former Manson follower, Bruce Davis, actually was approved for parole last year only to have Gov. Jerry Brown veto the plan in March, saying he wanted the 70-year-old Davis to reveal more details about the killings of a stunt man and a musician. Davis was not involved in the slayings of actress Sharon Tate and six others.
The Tate-La Bianca killings became among the most notorious murders of the 20th century and continue to rivet public attention.
Van Houten was convicted of murder and conspiracy for her role in the slayings of wealthy grocers Leno and Rosemary La Bianca. They were stabbed to death in August 1969, one night after Manson's followers killed actress Sharon Tate and four others including celebrity hairdresser Jay Sebring, coffee heiress Abigail Folger, filmmaker Voityck Frykowksi and Steven Parent, a friend of the Tate estate's caretaker.
Van Houten did not participate in the Tate killings but went along the next night when the La Biancas were slain in their home. During the penalty phase of her trial she confessed to joining in stabbing Mrs. La Bianca after she was dead.
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2013, 09:36:03 PM »

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Parole denied for Manson follower Van Houten
June 5, 2013

Former Charles Manson follower and convicted murderer Leslie Van Houten has been denied parole once again.

A California panel rejected Van Houten's bid for release from state prison Wednesday at her 20th parole hearing.

The 63-year-old was convicted of murder and conspiracy for her role in the August 1969 slayings of a wealthy Los Angeles couple, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. They were stabbed to death the night after Manson's followers killed actress Sharon Tate and four others
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2016, 11:03:20 PM »

Personally, I believe Leslie Van Houten should spend the rest of her life in prison for her part in the cruel and senseless murders of Rosemary La Bianca and her husband.  She doesn't deserve parole, even if she's completed college courses etc.  She could have done that when she was younger, instead of senselessly helping murder Rosemary La Bianca and her husband, who's only crime by the way, seems to be that they were successful.  No Leslie, you can just stay right there in prison.  There are no do overs in this life, and you helped take lives and you have been spared the death penalty, but that doesn't mean you don't have to pay.  Let justice prevail for the La Bianca family. JMHO


http://www.fox7austin.com/news/us-world-news/122223364-story
Ex-Manson family member Van Houten details night of murders
April 14, 2016

CHINO, Calif. (AP) — Former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten described in graphic detail Thursday how she helped secure a pillow over the head of murder victim Rosemary La Bianca with a lamp cord and hold her down while someone else stabbed the woman in her home in 1969.

Van Houten recounted the killing during her 21st parole hearing at the California Institution for Women, saying she had looked off into the distance until another Manson follower told her to do something and she joined in the stabbing.

"I don't let myself off the hook. I don't find parts in any of this that makes me feel the slightest bit good about myself," she told the parole board panel.

Van Houten, a one-time homecoming princess, has spent more than four decades in prison for participating in the killings of wealthy grocer Leno La Bianca and his wife Rosemary.

The La Biancas were stabbed numerous times and the word "WAR" was carved on the stomach of Leno La Bianca.

Van Houten was the youngest Manson follower to take part in one of the nation's most notorious killings after she descended into a life of drugs and joined Manson's cult in the 1960s.

Behind bars, Van Houten, now 66, has completed college degrees and demonstrated exemplary behavior.

The La Biancas were killed a day after other so-called "Manson family" members murdered actress Sharon Tate, pregnant wife of director Roman Polanski, and four others. The killings were the start of what Manson believed was a coming race war. He dubbed it "Helter Skelter" after a Beatles song.

Van Houten's lawyer, Rich Pfeiffer, said in an earlier interview that she presents no danger to the public and should be freed.

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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2016, 07:32:38 PM »

http://abcnews.go.com/US/sister-sharon-tate-calls-leslie-van-houten-monster/story?id=38477656
Sister of Sharon Tate Calls Leslie Van Houten a 'Monster'
April 18, 2016

The sister of Sharon Tate says Leslie Van Houten, the “Manson family” member who was just recommended for parole, is a “monster” who is “still capable of great brutality.”

“I sit as far away from her as you and I are now. You can feel the vibe,” Debra Tate told Robin Roberts today on “Good Morning America.”

Tate, 63, was present at the five-hour hearing last week in Chino, California, that led to the recommendation that Van Houten, 66, be eligible for parole.

“They are still sociopathic individuals and capable of great brutality,” Tate said of Van Houten and other members of the Manson cult. “The heinous crimes that were committed in the past, in 1969, will repeat themselves again. I am quite sure.”

Van Houten was 19 and the youngest Manson follower when her time in Manson's cult turned deadly and she participated in the Aug. 10, 1969, murders of Leno LaBianca, a wealthy grocer, and his wife, Rosemary LaBianca.

She did not participate in the Aug. 9, 1969, "Manson family" murders of Sharon Tate and four others in the California home Tate shared with her husband, film director Roman Polanski. Tate was 26 and pregnant at the time of her murder.

The group imagined the series of murders would ignite a so-called race war ignited by Manson. Manson called it "Helter Skelter."

Debra Tate has appeared at every parole hearing for every “Manson family” member since the murders. She described what it was like to hear that Van Houten may go free after more than four decades behind bars.

“Your heart sinks between your knees,” Tate said. “It’s absolutely mind-boggling what goes through your mind. All of the atrocities from the past, the brutalities all come flooding back.”

Van Houten’s parole is not guaranteed. The decision next goes to an administrative review and, if it is upheld, it then goes to California Gov. Jerry Brown, who has final say.

Brown earlier this year denied the parole recommendation for Manson follower Bruce Davis, which Tate says gives her “solace.”

“That’s our only solace, that he will stop this parole in the case of Van Houten,” Tate said. “This is a slippery slope and it’s going to be all of our problems because six months on parole and they’re free to go anywhere in the United States.”

Tate added, “It’s not just California’s problem. It’s the United States’ problem.”

Tate has also started a website with a petition to get signatures to send to Gov. Brown.
 
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2016, 08:01:36 AM »

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/23/us/manson-family-leslie-van-houten-parole-denied/
California governor rejects parole for ex-Manson family member
July 23, 2016

(CNN)California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole to former Manson family member Leslie Van Houten, saying that the murder convict "currently poses an unreasonable danger to society."

Earlier this year, the Board of Parole Hearings had recommended her release.
Van Houten and other followers of Charles Manson were convicted for the 1969 murders of supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary.
In 1994, Van Houten described her part in the killings in a prison interview with CNN's Larry King.
1994: Leslie Van Houten talks about LaBianca murders

"I went in and Mrs. LaBianca was laying on the floor and I stabbed her in the lower back around 16 times," said Van Houten, who was 19 at the time of the murders.

After the killing, Van Houten changed into the victim's clothes and drank chocolate milk from the couple's refrigerator, according to the statement of facts regarding her case.
Gov. Brown expressed dismay over Van Houten's actions: "Both her role in these extraordinarily brutal crimes and her inability to explain her willing participation in such horrific violence cannot be overlooked and lead me to believe she remains an unreasonable risk to society if released."
Van Houten, 66, had been described as a model prisoner who worked with other inmates and earned a college degree.

Charles Manson had sought to plant Mrs. LaBianca's wallet in an African-American neighborhood, so they would be blamed for the murders in order to start a race war, according to the statement of facts pertaining to Van Houten's case.
She was sentenced to death in 1971, but one year later, the death penalty was overturned.
Her first conviction was overturned, too, because her lawyer died before that trial ended. She was tried twice more (one ended in a hung jury) and in 1978 was sentenced to life in prison.
Van Houten reportedly has apologized to the LaBianca family.
Prior to this year, she had been denied parole 19 times.

 

What happened to the rest of the Manson family
Charles Manson -- The 81-year-old remains at a California state prison in Corcoran. He, like Van Houten, had received the death penalty, but his sentence was commuted to life in prison.
Charles "Tex" Watson -- He, along with Van Houten, Susan Atkins and Patricia Krenwinkel, murdered the LaBiancas. At age 70, Watson remains at Mule Creek State Prison. He has been denied parole 16 times.
Susan "Sadie" Denise Atkins -- She was implicated in the Tate and LaBianca murders. She died in prison in 2009.
Patricia Krenwinkel -- She also had her death penalty commuted. The 68-year-old remains at the California Institution for Women. She has been denied parole 13 times.
Bobby Beausoleil -- He was convicted of the murder of Gary Hinman. He is serving a life sentence and currently at a Vacaville, California, medical facility.
Bruce Davis -- He was convicted of the murders of Gary Hinman and stuntman Donald "Shorty" Shea. He is serving a life sentence and had his parole reversed by Gov. Brown in 2014.
Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme -- She was convicted in 1975 of pointing a gun at then-President Gerald Ford. She was sentenced to life in prison and was released on parole after serving 34 years in 2009.
Steven "Clem" Grogan -- He was released on parole after revealing the location of the body of ranch-hand Donald "Shorty" Shea, who was killed in 1969.
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2016, 08:05:58 AM »

Leslie Van Houten should never, ever see the light of day outside a prison imo. 
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