Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole by governor

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LOS ANGELES — The governor of California as soon as once more denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult chief Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole listening to for letting him management her life.

Gov. Jerry Brown stated in his determination that Van Houten nonetheless lays an excessive amount of of the blame on Manson, who died two months in the past at 83.

Brown acknowledged that Van Houten’s youth on the time of the crime, her greater than 4 a long time as a mannequin prisoner and her abuse by the hands of Manson make it price contemplating her launch.

“However,” he wrote in his determination “these components are outweighed by destructive components that reveal she stays unsuitable for parole.”

The 68-year-old Van Houten is serving life for the murders of rich grocer Leno LaBianca and his spouse, Rosemary, when Van Houten was 19. They had been stabbed a day after different Manson followers killed pregnant actress Sharon Tate and 4 different individuals in Los Angeles.

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From left, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten, snicker as they stroll to courtroom for sentencing on March 29, 1971.
They angrily shouted on the decide after they had been within the courtroom, and had been ejected together with Charles Manson, earlier than the jury sentenced them to demise within the fuel chamber.

Their sentences had been decreased to life in jail when capital punishment was briefly outlawed by the U.S. Supreme Court within the 1970s.