To the editor: I found Linda Deutsch’s opinion regarding the proposed release of convicted murderer Leslie Van Houten both naive and offensive. (“Release Leslie Van Houten. If she hadn't been a Manson follower, she would have left prison long ago,” Opinion, Sept. 17) I remember the terror of the...
Re: “Should Manson follower Leslie Van Houten be paroled?” [Opinion, Sept. 19]: I don’t know who will answer yes to this ridiculous question other than someone who was born after 1969 or did not live in Southern California at the time this horrific murder took place. I remember it. I was a teenager. This event […]
Leslie Van Houten, convicted of murder as a member of the Charles Manson “family” cult, has been recommended for parole by a state panel. The decision must be reviewed by the Parole Board and Gov. Jerry Brown. Last year, Brown said no to releasing Van Houten. Is it time to parole Leslie Van Houten? That’s […]
As a young journalist in 1969, I was assigned to cover the highly sensational trial of the so-called Manson family. They were accused of the gruesome murders of, among others, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. Almost 50 years after the killings here in Los Angeles, former Charles Manson follower Leslie...
To the editor: Leslie Van Houten had no defense at her 1971 trial because Charles Manson obstructed her attorney. Her conviction and sentence were reversed because her attorney died, not only because capital punishment was abolished. (“Leslie Van Houten committed an act of terrorism. She should...
The youngest member of the Manson cult has been approved for parole, 48 years after the notorious group carried out its killing spree. A California state panel determined that Leslie Van Houten, who is now 68, had drastically changed her life and was no longer a threat to society. Show More Summary
Leslie Van Houten was serving a life sentence in relation to the killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.
Leslie Van Houten was 19 when she participated in the gruesome murders of two Los Angeles grocery store owners.
Getting the approval of a parole panel was the easy part for Leslie Van Houten
Leslie Van Houten of Monrovia was just a teenager when she helped kill Rosemary LaBianca on Aug. 9, 1969. Her mind was arguably muddled by drug use, as well as by the hold that Charles Manson and his cult-like “family” exerted over her. Her death sentence was thrown out more than 40 years ago,...
Leslie Van Houten, 68, has convinced a 2-member panel in Chino, California that, after 40 years, she has "radically changed her life and is no longer a threat to society" (NPR).It was the 21st time that Van Houten has appeared before a parole board and the second time that commissioners found her suitable for release. Show More Summary
CHINO, CA — After 21 attempts, former Charles Manson disciple Leslie Van Houten won a grant of parole at the […] The post Former Manson Follower Leslie Van Houten Granted Parole appeared first on CrimeFeed.
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LOS ANGELES, Sept 6 (Reuters) - A California board granted parole on Wednesday to Leslie Van Houten, who as a follower of cult leader Charles Manson, took part in one of the most notorious murder sprees of the 20th century. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
Van Houten has been in prison for more than 40 years for her role in two brutal murders committed by disciples of Charles Manson.
Joan Didion famously said that the Tate-La Bianca murderers, as committed by the infamous makeshift family of Charles Manson, was the moment when the '60s ended. Whether or not you believe that, it's hard to deny the sheer magnitude of...
Manson family member Leslie Van Houten has been approved parole after serving over 47 years in jail for the horrific murder of murders of Leno and Rosemary La Bianca. Leslie, now 68, was accused of the killings in 1969 when she was just 19. While following the incident she was initially sentenced to death, the Read More
It was the 21st time that she has appeared before a parole board, and the second time commissioners found her suitable for release. Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown reversed another panel's ruling last year.
Leslie Van Houten, the 68-year-old American murderer who was serving a life sentence in relation to the killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca was granted parole by a California parole board on Wednesday. It was the 21st time that Houten appeared before the parole board. The parole decision will...
Leslie Van Houten, who was 19 when she killed for Manson during a series of murders that terrorized Los Angeles over the summer of 1969