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Former Manson Follower Leslie Van Houten Recommended for Parole — Though Her ...


“In finding her suitable for parole, the panel determined that she does not pose an unreasonable risk to public safety if she is released,” California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation deputy press secretary Terry Thornton tells PEOPLE.


Van Houten was convicted, along with other members of the Manson “family,” of the brutal 1969 slayings of Los Angeles grocer Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary.


“Once again, we are surprised and disappointed that the board feels that inmate Van Houten, who participated in the Manson murders, is safe to be released back into the community,” Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said, in a statement obtained by PEOPLE.


During the hearing, Van Houten also said that after her parents divorced when she was 14, after which she began hanging around a group of misfits and started doing marijuana and LSD.


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