Van Houten, the youngest member of Charles Manson’s murderous cult, had been previously denied her release twice by former Gov. Jerry Brown.
If Van Houten's case withstands review, her fate will rest in the hands of California’s new Gov. Gavin Newsom.
The actor will take over the role of a ranch owner who housed serial killer Charles Manson and his followers.
Pledging to tell the stories of the cult leader's victims meant journeying to dark places.
“It doesn’t matter who it is acting in it – it’s just tasteless.”
A pen pal and men claiming to be Manson's son and grandson are battling for the killer's estate.
How Atomwaffen wants to make Helter Skelter real.
Strangely enough, some women see convicted murderers as “the perfect boyfriend."
The cult leader was 83.
The infamous mass murderer is serving a life sentence in a California prison.