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Crime California Governor Stops Release of Manson Family Member Leslie Van Houten

19:05  30 november  2020
19:05  30 november  2020 Source:   lawandcrime.com

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Leslie Van Houten , right, in 1971 with Patricia Krenwinkel, left, and Susan Atkins, all of whom were convicted in Manson family murders. Ms. Van Houten ’s release from prison has been overridden for the fourth time by a California governor . Credit Pool photo by Associated Press.

California Gov. Gavin Newsom overruled a parole board's decision to free Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten on Monday, marking the third time a governor has stopped the release of the youngest member of Manson 's murderous cult. Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for

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Leslie Van Houten

Should Manson “family” member Leslie Van Houten, 71, be released from prison? Not on California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) watch. He reversed a parole board’s decision on Friday, according to The New York Times.

“Ms. Van Houten’s explanation of what allowed her to be vulnerable to Mr. Manson’s influence remains unsatisfying,” Newsom said. “She described herself at the time of her involvement in the Manson family as a ‘very weak person that took advantage of someone that wanted to take control of my life, and I handed it over.'”

Van Houten participated in the murders of Rosemary LaBianca, 39, and Leno LaBianca, 44, on August 10, 1969. She held down Rosemary as fellow Manson family member Patrica Krenwinkle stabbed the victim in the collar bone. The kitchen knife used in the murder bent. Another Manson follower Charles Watson stabbed LaBianca with a bayonet. Van Houten admitted to then stabbing the victim 14 to 16 times. Leno LaBianca was being murdered in another room as this was happening.

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  Did Leslie Van Houten Kill Anyone? Charles Manson Follower Denied Parole Over LaBianca Murders California Gov. Gavin Newsom blocked the 71-year-old's release, saying Van Houten "currently poses an unreasonable danger to society if released from prison."In July, a California parole board had recommended parole for 71-year-old Van Houten, who is serving a life sentence at the California Institution for Women in Chino for helping Manson and others murder grocer Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary, in August 1969.

Leslie Van Houten at her parole hearing at the California Institution for Women in Corona(AP). It was the third time a governor has halted the release of Van Houten , despite reports of good Charles Manson 's 10 most bizarre quotes. "I've been 15 years in the nut ward, for trying to stop the

A California appeals court rejected Manson family member Leslie Van Houten ’s latest bid for release from prison. Van Houten – who admitted that she and fellow Manson family member Patricia Krenwinkel held a pillowcase over Rosemary LaBianca’s head, gagged her with a lamp cord

The motive for this was that cult leader Charles Manson wanted to spark a race war. Van Houten did not participate in a better known murders that had happened about a day before: Manson followers murdered actress Sharon Tate (who was pregnant), 26, the hairstylist Jay Sebring, 35, heiress Abigail Folger, 25, aspiring screenwriter Wojciech Frykowski, 32, and recent high school graduate Steven Parent, 18, a teen who was out driving when he happened to encounter the murderers.

Van Houten, who is serving a life sentence, long pursued parole. Her attorney Richard Pfeiffer describes her as a model prisoner. She was denied parole 16 times until the California Parole Board granted it on April 14, 2016. Her problem then was Newsom’s predecessor Gov. Jerry Brown (D). He blocked her parole twice. Sunday’s decision is the second time Newsom has stopped Van Houten’s parole. Pfeiffer told the Times he is going to appeal the governor’s decision.

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