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The follower of Charles Manson, Leslie Van Houten, could be released from jail



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January 31, 2019 21:10:14

Leslie Van Hoten, the youngest murderous "family" of Charles Manson's followers, was recommended by the California provisional release committee for the early release of a prison sentence for life. She serves her role in killing the cult in 1969.

Key points:

  • Leslie Van Hatten fatally stabbed two people at their home in Los Angeles in 1969
  • The words "Death of the Pigs" and "The Scammer of the Swindler" were found in the blood of the victims of the walls and in the refrigerator
  • Manson's "family" murderer had two rejected requests for pardon

The final decision whether to be granted provisional release of Van Hatten, who was 19 years old during the killings and is now 69, is the California governor, Gavin News, whose predecessor, fellow Democrat Jerry Brown, twice rejected the recommendation the board should be set free.

Manson, who died in prison in 2017 at the age of 83, directed his mostly young and female supporters to the killing of seven people, including actor Sharon Tate in August 1969, in which prosecutors said he was part of a plan for encouraging war on time.

Although Manson, one of the most notorious criminals of the 20th century, did not personally kill any of the seven victims, he was found guilty of ordering their murders.

He was also sentenced later, ordering the killings of two others during the summer – music teacher Gary Hinman and Stoner Donald "Shorty" Shea.

The decision of the conditional release board on Wednesday (local time) closed the last 22 attempts of Van Hatten to convince the commission that it would be considered suitable for release.

It is currently held at the California Institute of Women in Corona.

"Skelter doctor"

In a statement, the conditional release board said his final decision began an evaluation process of up to 150 days, with agency staff "examining all the facts and issues related to the decision".

"If the grant is endorsed, then it will be sent to the Governor's desk," the board said.

The Governor can confirm, change or modify the recommendation or send it back to the board for further consideration.

He may also decide not to take any action, in which case the grant is moving forward.

Van Houten was convicted of a fatally stabbing grocery buyer Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary at their home in Los Angeles on August 10, 1969.

The words "Death of Pigs" and "Health Care" – a misidentified reference for the Beatles song – were found in the blood of the victims of the walls and the fridge.

Last night, members of Manson's cult came to Los Angeles's rented home, where Tate shared with her husband, director Roman Polanski.

Polanski was then in Europe.

But Tate, who was pregnant for 26 and eight months, was murdered along with four friends of the famous couple, including Abigail Folger's successor and hairdresser Jay Sebring.

Van Hoatten's verdict and death sentence were initially annulled in the appeal, but she was again convicted, convicted and sentenced to prison in 1978.

Earlier this month, local media reported that the board recommended another Manson supporter, Robert Besoleil (71), for pardon.

Beausoleil served nearly 50 years in prison for the killing of Hinman.

Governor Newsom did not disclose his decision in that case.

Reuters

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