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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...

He Had 3 Months to Research Manson Killings, Took 20 Years
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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...

Manson Remembered as 'Evil Con Man'
Charles Manson
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Charles Manson Remembered as 'Evil Con Man'

It's not clear what will happen to his remains

(Newser) - Ceased to exist: Charles Manson died in a California hospital Sunday night, almost 50 years into the cult leader's nine consecutive life sentences for orchestrating a series of murders that some said brought an end to the spirit of the '60s. Manson, long an inmate at Corcoran State...

Charles Manson Dead at 83
Charles Manson
Dead at 83

Charles Manson Dead at 83

Cult leader's name became a byword for evil

(Newser) - Charles Manson, the cult leader whose hippie followers terrorized Los Angeles with seven gruesome murders in 1969, has died after almost 50 years behind bars. He was 83. The California Department of Corrections says Manson, whose death sentence for orchestrating the killings was commuted to life imprisonment in 1972, died...

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...

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...

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...

Manson Family Member Denied Parole
Manson Family Member
Denied Parole

Manson Family Member Denied Parole

Patricia Krenwinkel's parole hearing resumed Thursday

(Newser) - California's parole board denied parole for convicted killer Patricia Krenwinkel—a follower of cult leader Charles Manson—Thursday, the AP reports. Krenwinkel, 69, was previously denied parole 13 times for the 1969 slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four other people in Southern California. The next night, she...

Charles Manson's 'Right-Hand Man' Denied Parole

Charles 'Tex' Watson has his 17th parole hearing

(Newser) - California parole officials recommended Thursday that Charles "Tex" Watson, the self-described right-hand man of murderous cult leader Charles Manson, should remain in prison 47 years after he helped plan and carry out the slayings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six other people, the AP reports. Watson's 17th...

Police Release Sketches in Possible Manson Family Killing

Two men named Jean are persons of interest in teen's 1969 murder

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Police Department has released sketches of two men considered persons of interest in a 47-year-old murder possibly connected to the Manson family, the Los Angeles Times reports. According to People , Reet Jurvetson, 19, flew from Canada to LA in 1969 to see a man named Jean she...

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...

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