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Board Grants Parole to Youngest Manson Follower

Governor could overrule Leslie Van Houten decision again

(Newser) - For the second time in two years, a California panel has recommended parole for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest former Charles Manson follower imprisoned for the 1969 murder spree that horrified Los Angeles. After a 120-day review process, California Gov. Jerry Brown will have the final say on whether to... More »

Youngest Manson Follower Makes New Parole Bid

Leslie Van Houten was 19 during murder spree

(Newser) - The youngest of Charles Manson's murderous followers will attempt once more to persuade a parole panel she has reformed and—at age 68—deserves to be released from prison. Leslie Van Houten, who was 19 when she killed for Manson during a series of murders that terrorized Los Angeles... More »

Follower: Manson Said I'd Be Dragged Behind Car If I Left

Catherine Share testifies on Leslie Van Houten's behalf

(Newser) - A woman once under the spell of Charles Manson testified Thursday that the violent and manipulative cult leader threatened a painful death if she left the ranch where they lived. Catherine Share told a Los Angeles Superior Court judge that Manson once severely beat her and got a male cult... More »

Youngest Manson Follower Denied Parole

Leslie Van Houten turned down for 20th time

(Newser) - Leslie Van Houten, the youngest member of the Manson "family" to take part in a series of gruesome California murders in 1969, has been denied freedom again—her past overshadowing her decades as a model prisoner. On Friday, California Gov. Jerry Brown overturned a parole board recommendation that found... More »

DA: Deny Parole for 'Manipulative' Manson Follower

Letter to Gov. Jerry Brown says Leslie Van Houten has no remorse for LaBianca murders

(Newser) - The Los Angeles district attorney is urging Gov. Jerry Brown to reject parole for a follower of mass murderer Charles Manson, the AP reports. District Attorney Jackie Lacey released a letter Tuesday she sent to Brown saying that Leslie Van Houten should stay in prison for her role in the... More »

Manson Follower May Go Free

Parole board recommends parole for Leslie Van Houten

(Newser) - A California panel recommended parole Thursday for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten more than four decades after she and other cult members went to prison for the notorious killings of a wealthy grocer and his wife, reports AP . The now-66-year-old Van Houten was "numb" after the panel... More »

Manson Follower Goes Into 'Unprecedented' Details

Leslie Van Houten denied parole 20th time

(Newser) - The 20th time was not the charm for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten , who was again denied parole yesterday. The 63-year-old's next chance to seek parole won't come for five years. KABC-TV reports that Van Houten went into "unprecedented detail" during the 8-hour hearing. From it... More »

Manson Disciple Loses Bid for Freedom

Slasher Leslie Van Houten blows 19th try

(Newser) - Charles Manson disciple Leslie Van Houten lost another bid for freedom yesterday after decades behind bars for her role in the notorious 1969 Manson "family" cult killings. Van Houten, 60, didn't take part in the murders of Roman Polanski's pregnant wife, Sharon Tate, and 4 others in the film... More »

Manson 'Harem' Angles for Freedom

Atkins up for parole; filmmaker makes case for van Houten

(Newser) - With Squeaky Fromme, who aimed a gun at President Ford, set for parole next Sunday, other members of the murderous “Manson Family” are pushing for release, the Telegraph reports. Susan Atkins, who at first said she’d stabbed actress Sharon Tate 16 times, plans to plead for freedom at... More »

Manson Lookout: 'Tate Cried Out for Her Mom'

Linda Kasabian speaks out for first time since Mason cult convictions

(Newser) - A witness has ended years of silence about the savage 1969 Charles Manson cult attacks with new details of the night pregnant actress Sharon Tate pleaded for her baby and cried out for her mom as she was fatally stabbed 16 times, reports the Guardian. Linda Kasabian served as a... More »

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