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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 Killed More People: New Tape

Dead lawyer says Manson Family member told him of other murders in tape

(Newser) - In May of last year came an intriguing and horrific revelation: The LAPD was trying to obtain decades-old audio recordings that could link Charles Manson to more murders. The tapes purportedly feature conversations between Manson's former right-hand man, Charles "Tex" Watson, and Watson's lawyer, Bill Boyd. Now,... More »

Charles Manson: I'm a Very Dangerous Man

He admitted to 5 murders to psychologist, parole hearing told

(Newser) - Corrections officials in California quoted Charles Manson's own words when they denied him parole for a 12th time yesterday . "I am special. I am not like the average inmate. I have put five people in the grave," Manson told a prison psychologist late last year, according to... More »

Charles Manson's Right-Hand Man Seeks Parole

Tex Watson trying for parole a 14th time

(Newser) - Relatives of some of the Manson Family's victims will gather at a California prison today to explain why they think Charles Manson's former right-hand man should not be freed. Seeking parole is Tex Watson—who has been in prison for 42 years for his role in seven horrific... 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 »

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