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Manson Follower Gets Some Bad News

Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom blocks parole for Patricia Krenwinkel after board recommends it

(Newser) - California's governor blocked the parole of Charles Manson follower Patricia Krenwinkel on Friday, more than five decades after she scrawled "Helter Skelter" on a wall using the blood of one of their victims. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Krenwinkel, now 74, is still too much of a public safety...

Parole Recommended for Manson Follower for First Time

Patricia Krenwinkel is the longest-serving woman in California

(Newser) - A California parole panel recommended the release of Patricia Krenwinkel for the first time Thursday, more than five decades after she and other followers of cult leader Charles Manson terrorized the state and she wrote “Helter Skelter” on a wall using the blood of one of their victims. Krenwinkel,...

Gov: Manson Family Member Poses 'Unreasonable Danger'

Calif.'s Gavin Newsom gives Leslie Van Houten, 72, a 5th gubernatorial denial of her parole bid

(Newser) - California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday blocked parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, reversing a panel's recommendation that she be freed after spending a half-century in prison. Van Houten, 72, "poses an unreasonable danger to society if released from prison at this time," Newsom said...

California Supreme Court Has Bad News for Leslie Van Houten

Denies a potential bid for freedom from Manson Family member

(Newser) - Update: The California Supreme Court has denied a potential bid for freedom by Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten following Gov. Gavin Newsom's two rejections of her parole, the AP reports. The court on Wednesday refused to hear Van Houten's appeal of a lower court ruling last December...

TV Ghost Hunter Rids Himself of Manson Murder House

It sold for less than Zak Bagans of 'Ghost Adventures' paid for it in 2019

(Newser) - The home where Charles Manson's followers committed their last multiple murder has sold for well below the asking price after eight months on the market. The two-bedroom, two-bath home in Los Angeles' Los Feliz neighborhood, where supermarket chain owner Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary, who ran a clothing...

Panel Recommends Parole for Youngest Manson Follower

Governor could still deny Leslie Van Houten parole

(Newser) - A California panel on Thursday recommended that Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten be paroled after serving nearly five decades in prison, the AP reports. After a hearing at the women’s prison in Chino, California, commissioners of the Board of Parole Hearings found for the fourth time that Van...

Too Much? Charles Manson Masks Made... Using His Ashes

Even a 'true crime collector' thinks this piece of murderabilia goes too far

(Newser) - "Murderabilia" is already controversial , but this piece of murder memorabilia may go too far even for collectors: Two Charles Manson masks have been created ... purportedly using the cult leader and murderer's actual cremated remains. Artist Ryan Almighty told TMZ earlier this month that he and mask-maker Rick '...

Marianne Williamson Mistakenly Slams Trump

She falls for a satirical article about Charles Manson

(Newser) - Marianne Williamson is still a 2020 candidate for president, though she hasn't been generating much attention in the media. That changed Monday, but not in a good way. It seems that Williamson got snookered by a satirical article and condemned President Trump for doing something he hadn't done—...

Court Denies Parole to 'Rehabilitated' Manson Follower

Leslie Van Houten's attorney says she's been rehabilitated, will appeal

(Newser) - Looks like no one's getting parole this week. The latest to find out she won't be leaving prison: Manson follower Leslie Van Houten. The Los Angeles Times reports that a California appellate court rejected the 70-year-old's latest bid for freedom, citing the "extreme gravity" of the...

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After Studying Manson Murders for 20 Years, a Different Take

Tom O'Neill and Dan Piepenbring are out with a new book on the murders

(Newser) - The Charles Manson murders have never really left the public eye, but they've gotten a boost with Quentin Tarantino's new film Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood. But Tarantino isn't the only one out with a Manson-related project. Tom O'Neill and Dan Piepenbring are out with...

TV Ghost Hunter Buys Site of Manson Murders

'When I walked through that house, I felt things'

(Newser) - The grisly history of a home in Los Angeles has turned out to be its big selling point. TMZ reports that Ghost Adventures star Zak Bagans has bought the home where Charles Manson's followers brutally murdered Leno and Rosemary LaBianca on Aug. 9, 1969, stabbing the couple dozens of...

For Sale: Home Where Manson Family Killed 2

Site of LaBianca murders listed for $1.98M

(Newser) - One of the Los Angeles houses where followers of Charles Manson committed notorious murders in 1969 is for sale. The home in the hilly Los Feliz district is where Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were slain the night after actress Sharon Tate and four others were murdered by Manson followers in...

Governor Overrules Parole for Manson Follower

Leslie Van Houten was convicted in LaBianca slayings

(Newser) - California Gov. Gavin Newsom overruled a parole board's decision to free Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten on Monday, 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...

Lynette 'Squeaky' Fromme: I'm Still in Love With Manson

Former Manson Family member speaks out in new docu-series

(Newser) - Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme apparently has no qualms about falling in love with Charles Manson and joining his cult: "Was I in love with Charlie? Yeah. Oh yeah. Oh, still am. Still am. I don't think you fall out of love," a smiling Fromme said on Tuesday'...

Another Chance at Freedom for Youngest Manson Follower

Parole recommended for Leslie Van Houten

(Newser) - A California panel on Wednesday recommended that Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten be paroled after serving more than four decades in prison, the AP reports. After a hearing at the women's prison in Chino, California, commissioners of the Board of Parole Hearings found for the third time since...

Man Who Killed for Manson Recommended for Parole

Robert Beausoleil was rejected 18 times

(Newser) - A California parole panel on Thursday recommended for the first time that Charles Manson follower Robert Beausoleil be freed after serving nearly a half-century in prison for murder, the AP reports. Beausoleil, 71, was not involved in the most notorious killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others by the...

4 Months Later, Fate of Charles Manson's Body Settled

Cult leader's corpse will go to grandson Jason Freeman

(Newser) - A court official has made a decision on the body of Charles Manson—almost four months after the 83-year-old cult leader completed his life sentence and was put on ice at a California morgue. Kern County Superior Court Commissioner Alisa Knight ruled Monday that grandson Jason Freeman can take Manson'...

Youngest Manson Follower Denied Parole

State panel had recommended parole for Leslie Van Houten, but Gov. Jerry Brown rejects it

(Newser) - California Gov. Jerry Brown once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for letting him control her life. Brown said in his decision that Van Houten still lays too much of the blame...

It's a 3-Way Fight Over Charles Manson's Remains

Purported son, grandson, and pen pal vying for control of estate

(Newser) - The fight over the body and possessions of apocalyptic cult leader Charles Manson has fragmented into at least three camps competing over an estate that could cash in on songs he wrote that were used by the Beach Boys and Guns N' Roses. Manson, 83, died in November , nearly a...

Manson May Have Left Entire Estate to Pen Pal

But there's some confusion over killer's will

(Newser) - Charles Manson reportedly disinherited his known children, ex-wives, in-laws, attorneys, friends, fellow inmates, police officers, guards, and the State of California—so who did he leave his estate to? According to TMZ , a pen pal. The man, who doesn't want his name used, tells the gossip site he had...

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