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Monday, July 25, 2016

California Governor Denies Parole for Manson Follower

Leslie Van Houten, the youngest member of the Manson "family" to take part in a series of gruesome California murders in 1969, has been denied freedom again — her past overshadowing her decades as a model prisoner.

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday overturned a parole board recommendation in April that found Van Houten, 66, was no longer the violent woman who helped slaughter a wealthy grocer and his wife.

The board noted that during her 46 years in prison, Van Houten completed college degrees, ran self-help groups for other inmates and had a spotless disciplinary record.

Brown disagreed with their conclusion.

"She remains an unacceptable risk to society if released," he wrote in a five-page review that denied Van Houten parole for the 20th time.



Anonymous said...

Man, that must bum the DNC Convention organizers. They were probably looking forward to her speaking as she goes with their whole "Criminality" theme this year!

Anonymous said...

She will be released. Gov Moonbean was just being politically correct. He knows the courts will overrule his empty gesture. They are filing an appeal. He's signed off on nearly 400 other murderers in the past couple of years. He only denied this because it's high profile.

Anonymous said...

She will be out just in time for Obama to kick off Helter Skelter.