Manson family member Leslie Van Houten recommended for parole again
Leslie Van Houten, who was a follower of cult leader Charles Manson, was recommended for parole by a California parole board on Tuesday.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said in a statement that this was the fifth time since 2016 that Van Houten, now 72, has been recommended for release, according to NBC News.
Van Houten was convicted at the age of 19 of first degree murder charges for the fatal stabbing of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca and of conspiracy to commit murder for his involvement in the death of Wojciech Frykowski , Steven Parent, Sharon Tate, Abigail Folger and Jay Sebring, NBC News reported. She is currently serving a life sentence for these crimes.
Former California Governor Jerry Brown (D) and the current Governor. Gavin NewsomGavin Newsom Republican governors mostly silent on infrastructure bill Winsome Sears: Latest black conservative to make Liberals nervous Newsom joins Corrections to appeal for jail vaccination warrant MORE (D) both reportedly dismissed Van Houten’s previous parole appeals.
Tuesday’s recommendation will likely be sent to Newsom for approval as part of a 150-day review process, by NBC. Last year the governor said Van Houten’s potential release “still poses an unreasonable danger to society”.
Van Houten’s attorney Rich Pfeiffer told The Associated Press that while he believes concerns raised in Van Houten’s previous parole denials have been resolved, he believes Newsom will also rescind this recommendation. .
Manson died in 2017 while serving a life sentence for his role in building a “family” of followers to survive a race war and in the commission of several murders in Los Angeles.