Thursday, April 14, 2016

Ex-Manson family member seeks parole for 1969 murder

Ex-Manson family member seeks parole for 1969 murder

AP
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/ex-manson-family-member-seeks-parole-for-1969-murder/ar-BBrJDab

CHINO, Calif. — Leslie Van Houten, the youngest of Charles Manson's followers to take part in one of the nation's most notorious killings, is trying again for parole.
 Leslie Van Houten, the youngest of Charles Manson's followers to take part in one of the nation's most notorious killings, is trying again for parole. 
Van Houten took the stand in the 1970 murder trial. Artwork by Bill Robles
The homecoming princess who descended into a life of drugs before joining Manson's cult in the 1960s is scheduled for her 21st hearing before a parole board panel on Thursday at the California Institution for Women in Chino.
Van Houten, 66, has spent more than four decades in prison, completing college degrees and demonstrating exemplary behavior.
She was convicted for her role in the 1969 murders of wealthy grocer Leno La Bianca and his wife Rosemary in their Los Angeles home. The La Biancas were stabbed numerous times and the word "WAR" was carved on his stomach.
The couple was killed a day after other so-called "Manson family" members murdered actress Sharon Tate, pregnant wife of director Roman Polanski, and four others. The killings were the start of what Manson believed was a coming race war. He dubbed it "Helter Skelter" after a Beatles song.
Van Houten's lawyer, Rich Pfeiffer, said she presents no danger to the public and should be freed.

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