Leslie Van Houten, one of Charles Manson's groupie killers, is up for parole -- for the 19th time. Should she be released?
Van Houten, 60, was just 19 when she joined other members of the Manson cult in the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, wealthy California grocers. The couple was stabbed to death the night after Manson's followers killed the pregnant actress Sharon Tate, celebrity hairdresser Jay Sebring, coffee heiress Abigail Folger, filmmaker Voytek Frykowski, and Steven Parent, a friend of the Tate estate's caretaker. Van Houten did not participate in the Tate killings.
But she went along "for the ride" the next night and admitted to joining other cult members in stabbing Rosemary LaBianca after she was dead. Van Houten was convicted of murder and conspiracy.
Answer by DEpley at 11:54 PM on Jul. 6, 2010
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If Rosemary was already dead, then how was it murder? How did she get the same sentence as say... Katie Krenwinkle who was at BOTH murder scenes and actually KILLED people? I think they should let her out and the only reason she's still in there is because of the name Manson attached to her case.
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