BREAKING: Manson family member Leslie Van Houten has just been granted parole
A member of cult leader Charles Manson’s family has been recommended for parole by a California board today, which means that she could finally be released after having served more than 40 years in prison. Now 68, Van Houten was sentenced to life in prison for the grisly murders of married couple Leno and Rosemary La Bianca in 1969, when she was just 19 years old. She has been denied parole several times before. The governor of California, Jerry Brown, has 120 days to either affirm, reverse, or take no action against the parole board’s decision.