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Newsom rejects parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday blocked parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, reversing a panel's recommendation that she be freed after spending a half-century in prison. Van Houten, 72, "currently poses an unreasonable danger to society if released from prison at this time," Newsom said in his parole review. It was the fifth time that a California governor has rejected her release. Her attorney, Rich Pfeiffer, disputed that view and said the decision will be appealed in court. He accused Newsom of rejecting parole because he is worried about "his political future" and noted that Van Houten...
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California governor reverses parole board decision to release Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

California Gov Gavin Newsom on Tuesday blocked parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, reversing a panel's recommendation that she be freed after spending a half-century in prison.Van Houten, 72, “currently poses an unreasonable danger to society if released from prison at this time," Mr Newsom said in his parole review. It was the fifth time that a California governor has rejected her release. Her attorney, Rich Pfeiffer, disputed that view and said the decision will be appealed in court. He accused Mr Newsom of rejecting parole because he is worried about “his political future" and noted that Van...
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Leslie Van Houten–Manson Follower– Denied Parole

(Los Angeles, CA) — A convicted murderer and former follower of Charles Manson is being denied parole once again. California’s Board of Parole recommended Leslie Van Houten for parole for the fifth time in as many years. She was found guilty in 1971 of participating in the deaths of grocery market executive Leno Labianca and his wife Rosemary as a part of the Manson cult and received a death sentence. California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday blocked the parole, saying Van Houten “currently poses an unreasonable danger to society.”
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