Parole recommended for former Manson follower Leslie Van Houten
LOS ANGELES (KUSI) – A state parole board for the third time has recommended that former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten be paroled.
The parole board’s decision begins a 150-day review process.
The 69-year-old Van Houten a Monrovia native and former high school beauty queen was convicted of murder and conspiracy for participating with fellow Manson family members Charles “Tex” Watson and Patricia Krenwinkel in the August 9th 1969, killings of Leno and Rosemary La Bianca.
Then-Governor Jerry Brown twice reversed parole board recommendations that Van Houten be freed.
The 69-year-old prisoner’s case will rest in the hands of California’s new Gov. Gavin Newsom.