Leslie Van Houten, a Charles Manson “family” member convicted in 1969 killings which also included actress Sharon Tate who was pregnant at that time, was denied parole for a fourth time on Friday.
Van Houten was recommended parole by the California Parole Board in January. California Governor Gavin Newsom stated in a parole release review that he believes that Leslie “currently poses an unreasonable danger to society if released from prison at this time.”
“Given the extreme nature of the crime in which she was involved, I do not believe she has sufficiently demonstrated that she has come to terms with the totality of the factors that led her to participate in the vicious Manson Family killings,” Newsom wrote in his decision.
On august 10, 1969, she along with other Manson family members brutally murdered Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in their LA home. She was arrested for the same on November 25, 1969.