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Leslie Van Houten

California Governor Denies Parole For Former Manson Family Member

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.23.2016 | Crime

July 22 (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday overturned the parole recommendation of Leslie Van Houten, who as a follower of cult lea...

Ex-Manson Follower Leslie Van Houten Should Be Denied Parole: Prosecutor

Reuters | Steven Hoffer | Posted 06.29.2016 | Crime

Los Angeles' top prosecutor on Tuesday urged California Governor Jerry Brown to keep former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten behind bars, des...

Manson Family Cult Member Endorsed For Parole

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.14.2016 | Crime

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Reuters) - Leslie Van Houten, who as a follower of cult leader Charles Manson took part in one of the most notori...

Manson 'Family' Member Seeks Parole for 1969 Murders

Reuters | Steven Hoffer | Posted 04.14.2016 | Crime

Leslie Van Houten, a follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson, planned to seek parole for the 21st time on Thursday for her role in the group'...

LA's Losers Of The Week, July 9

Huffington Post | Billy Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A weekly round-up of LA's big losers. To see the winners click here. Lonnie Franklin Jr.: After eluding police for 25 years, the alleged "Grim Slee...

Women Criminals I have Known

Geri Spieler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Geri Spieler

It seems it is the season for paroling women who attempt to assassinate our presidents and those who commit heinous crimes.

Leslie Van Houten: A Friendship, Part 5 of 5

John Waters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Waters

"I ask that I be shown the mercy I didn't give... and that is not easy in this parole board room but I am going to ask for it. I am who I say I am."

Leslie Van Houten: A Friendship, Part 4 of 5

John Waters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Waters

"Each act we did in that house, I take responsibility for," she testified in 2004, adding "I can't... place the blame on someone else. It was me."

Leslie Van Houten: A Friendship, Part 3 of 5

John Waters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Waters

I've always secretly wondered if Leslie ever felt "cool" when she was with the Manson gang and I finally got up the nerve to ask. "Cool? We had no concept by then of any such possible word!"

Leslie Van Houten: A Friendship, Part 2 of 5

John Waters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
John Waters

By now I certainly knew that what Leslie had done was anything but "art." Her participation in the La Bianca murders was a very real atrocity.

Leslie Van Houten: A Friendship, Part 1 of 5

John Waters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Waters

I have a really good friend who was convicted of killing two innocent people when she was nineteen years old on a horrible night of 1969 cult madness.