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From Home Coming Queen to Manson Follower - Leslie Van Houten


Leslie Van Houten, 19, became a Manson Family Member in 1968. On August 10, 1969, Manson told Watson, Krenwinkle, Van Houten to murder Leno Rosemary LaBianca. Watson Krenwinkle stabbed Rosemary. Watson ordered Van Houten to stab Rosemary, which she did 16 times. The autopsy showed that several of the wounds had been inflicted post-mortem...(cont in comments)

from NBC News

California Governor Denies Parole for Ex-Manson Follower

Leslie Van Houten | former member of Charles Manson's "Family" who was convicted of the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. In the summer of 1968, Leslie Van Houten met Catherine Share and Bobby Beausoleil in San Francisco. It was through them that she heard of Charles Manson and his community.

from Gawker

Leslie Van Houten, Former Manson Family Member, Granted Parole By the State of California

Leslie Van Houten, former member of the notorious “Manson family” murderers, has been approved for parole by the state of California. Van Houten was convicted in 1971 for the 1969 murders of Leno La Bianca & his wife Rosemary. “The only violent thing she has ever done in her entire life was this crime & that was under the control of Charles Manson,” Van Houten’s lawyer, Rich Pfiffer, said in a previous interview arguing for her release. Pictured, Van Houten in 1978.