Van Houten, now in her 70s, received a life sentence for helping Manson’s followers carry out the August 1969 killings of Leno LaBianca, a grocer in Los Angeles, and his wife, Rosemary.
Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten is one step closer to being released from prison after California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he'll no longer fight her parole.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom rejected parole in 2020 for Van Houten, who was 19 during the 1969 murders.
“I doubt we would have convicted Manson without her," the prosecutor said, referring to cult leader Charles Manson.
California’s governor has blocked the parole of Charles Manson follower Patricia Krenwinkel, more than five decades after she scrawled “Helter Skelter” on a wall using the blood of one of their victims.
The "Murder, She Wrote" actor, who died this week at 96, confronted intense real-life drama when her family lived in Los Angeles.
Bruce Davis, 79, was previously recommended for parole seven times, but those findings were rejected by three consecutive governors.
Charles Manson has died of natural causes, aged 83. Here are four facts about his name, his music and his "prophetic" leanings.
The Charles Manson follower wrote "Helter Skelter" on a wall using blood of one of their murder victims.
The cult leader "could have been a professional hypnotist," the "Machete" star revealed in his new memoir.