Skip to comments.Manson family member Leslie Van Houten is again denied freedom
Posted on 06/05/2013 6:19:34 PM PDT by jazusamo
A parole board on Wednesday rejected Manson family member Leslie Van Houten's 19th attempt to win freedom.
The board also decided she could not seek parole again for five years.
Van Houten, 63, was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in their home in Los Feliz. She has repeatedly been denied bids for parole over the last four decades.
Given the brutality of the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca and Van Houtens willing and active participation in this evil, pre-planned and violent crime, we are pleased with the parole boards decision to continue to hold Van Houten accountable for her heinous actions,' L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey said in a statement.
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I knew two people who lived with the Manson Family. Fortunately for them they weren’t around for the murders.
I actually disagree with this. The crime WAS brutal, but she is no longer a threat and she has paid sufficiently for her crimes. We let gang bangers out of jail every day who are 100% more of a threat to all of us than she is. The parole board is playing politics to public opinion and the media.
Which is fine with me.
Doesn’t some liberal college need teachers?
Personally, I think she should have been executed years, and years, and years ago. Gotta' look at the crime scene photos to appreciate what cruel monsters they were. It's a shame that, even every 5 years, we have to listen to her try to get out.
It's a shame the executions weren't carried out before the death penalty was temporarily overturned in CA, it's what they all deserved.
No Manson family member in prison should ever be paroled, IMO.
A friend of mine and former employee of my dad’s shop in S. El Monte, CA went to high school with Leslie. She was a homecoming queen. Monrovia HS
Have you ever read the details of the Tate/LaBianca murders? Paid sufficiently? Are you effin' kidding me?
She should have been executed.
I believe the Parole Board’s exact words to Houten in denying her parole was “FORK YOU”.
I agree. Young girls from broken homes and easy to manipulate. She’s paid enough. Hang Manson and let the rest go.
I agree with you.
I wouldn’t invite them over for dinner unless it was for soup.
Incidentally, the brother of a man who married my late aunt was one of the cops that broke into the Tate/Polanski residence after the killing. He said he never saw so much slaughter in his life -- before or since. :(
Were they questioned during the investigation?
My post 9 was for the both of you.
Leslie Houten was more like a “home invasion queen” than a “homecoming queen”.
Christ forgave the murderers that were executed along with Him.
I hope so, it is appropriate.
Haha - good one. At one time, before the drugs, she was a relatively normal kid
I thought they were thieves.
Vince Bugliosi said in 1980 (he was speaking at my college) That of all the murderers, buggerers (sp?) and thieves he ever dealt with, the one that really frightened him was Charlie.
You would think Roman Polanski would have manned up and taken some of these vermin out from the inside. But he’s a pedophile, so I guess not.
If someone did that to my wife and unborn child, “Law Abiding Citizen” time would ensue; take as many of them out as possible is as painful of a manner as possible.
I’m surprised no ones taken any of these trash or John Lennon’s killer out yet.
I also knew a guy that knew C Manson.
He could pass for CM’s twin brother.
Didn’t matter how well I knew him I still couldn’t bring myself to let him ride in the back seat while I was driving.
Gave me the willies.
We were having coffee at a Pitt Grill one morning in Mobile, Al before going to work. The cops surrounded the place, they though C Manson had escaped.
Too bad Bill Errs isn’t in the joint with her.
Let her pay her debt to society in full.
I can believe that, Manson was bat**** crazy and still is.
Good, let the witch rot.
You obviously do not know this case
Excellent! Now fry the bitch.
I’m having a hard time working up any sympathy for Ms. Houten.
I believe that Christ forgave one of them (Dismas) because he asked for forgiveness.
Nothing is mentioned about the other criminal as far as I know.
Actually, only one, and he was a thief. Has Leslie asked Christ for forgiveness?
Your era and your former neck of the woods
Can you believe post 3?
Good lord....I was only 13 but I remember it all like yesterday
Death of the hippie ideal
Van Houten should have been killed by the state but for damned Anderson ruling
Many years ago, Diane Sawyer interviewed Manson.
Diane: Charlie, some people say you are crazy. Are you?
Manson: Me? Crazy??? Back in my day crazy meant something. Today? EVERYONE is crazy!!!
SkyPilot, I’m not going to rag on you for your personal beliefs on this one, but I could never agree to release a woman who stabbed someone in the back between 12 and 20 times.
I base this on the fact that the murdered person will never live at all, let alone be free on the streets.
The families of these victims have spent decades waiting for justice. The death penalties were changed to life in prison with the possibility of parole, and never should have been.
They can fry Leslie with my blessing, but they can’t release her with my agreement.
She may or may not have gotten religion in prison. Don’t do the crime if you can’t pay the time.
How old are you?
Parole brutal sadistic murder?
Are u nuts?
The television we had seemed to be continuously running stories about the Manson trials, Patty Hearst, the search for Bill and Emily Harris, the fiery SLA shootout (I saw them burn to death on good old KTTV Channel 11 out of Los Angeles), the final days of Vietnam and the fall of Saigon, creepy European left wing "Red Army" militants setting off bombs everywhere, Black Panthers on the run, President Nixon facing impeachment, and and all the while every single adult I lived around was riveted to all this shockingly-weird violent insanity on the tube. I'd never regarded Arabs as anything but terrorists in ski masks trying to set the world on fire and kill children.
Everywhere I went there were copies of Bugliosi's Helter Skelter with the middle of the book displaying all the shocking pictures of the Manson murder victims, made to seem even more horrifying to my eyes because the murder victims themselves were 'whited-out' in the crime scene photos. Not to mention all the pictures of the dirty violent Manson hippies and their kooky clothes.
I started grade school when all that stuff was reaching it's peak. Just try to imagine. The culture of the early 1970s had imprinted on me as a young child the fact that hippies were dirty creepy people who were to be avoided and that Apollo astronauts were basically the only decent thing in America -- Well, them and girls who looked like Marcia Brady.
Piss on Leslie Van Houten for what she did. California better never let her out of jail. In fact, when she dies in prison, there needs to be a rule that they bury her body right out there in the prison courtyard. Only thing I can say positive about her is that she helped make me a conservative at a very young age. I swore that when I grew up to be an adult, the first thing I was going to do was buy a gun. So, for that, Leslie, thanks. You dirty evil bitch.
Is Obama looking to hire?
I hate to say it to a kinsman but
“but she is no longer a threat”
Neither are Leno and Rosemary LaBianca .
A) whether she is a threat is irrelevant
B) whether gang bangers get off easier is also irrelevant, the balance is restored by hanging them, not letting a murderer go free
C) She can’t live long enough to “pay her debt”. The debt cannot be paid. It’s about retribution and punishment-see (A)
I concur that 44 years in prison is enough time served by Leslie Van Houten (I am NOT in favor of letting Tex Watson out). Criminals who have done far worse get out in much less time on “good behavior”. She has been very helpful to the other prisoners and the warden and members of the LaBianca family have supported her parole (she was not at the Tate murders). If she’s let out, she’ll be close to 70 and no threat to anyone.
From what I’ve read she is the most repentant of the “family”. That one who died about a year ago, what was her name? Was it Susan? She was the worst of the bunch.
Thing is if she was released I wonder how she’d ever redeem herself?
That’d work for me but they had their chance and blew it, as smoothsailing wrote, “let the witch rot.”