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Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten granted parole
March 24 2018, 11:44 | Perry Erickson
Leslie Van Houten hears she is eligible for parole during a hearing in Corona California
Leslie Van Houten, former Manson Family member, was found suitable for parole by a two-person panel after a Wednesday hearing in California.
Van Houten who was 19-years-old when she was convicted of brutally murdering supermarket executive Leno and his wife Rosemary LaBianca, was arrested a couple of weeks after the incident and later convicted at the Charles Manson trial.
Van Houten has been granted parole by a California board after 20 failed attempts, but the state governor could still overrule the decision.
Van Houten and others were convicted of the 1969 murder of Leno and Rosemary La Bianca in Los Angeles.
Van Houten is serving a life sentence for stabbing to death Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in their Los Angeles home on August 10, 1969.
The board approved Van Houten's parole request again saying she has done everything she can to rehabilitate herself, earning a bachelor's and master's degree. He blocked her release past year, NBC and the AP reports.
From left, Manson followers Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten walk into a morning court session in 1970. Van Houten was granted parole in 2016, That decision was reversed by the Governor.
In a 1994 interview she said she stabbed Mrs. LaBianca more than a dozen times.
Manson, 82 - who suffered a health scare earlier this year - remains confined in Corcoran State Prison.
Tate has spent years pushing for Manson and his associates to stay behind bars. Van Houten's attorneys argued that Brown was bowing to political pressure.
Van Houten was the youngest member of the "Manson Family", that terrorized California in the late 1960's. "I don't find parts in any of this that makes me feel the slightest bit good about myself".
The youngest of Charles Manson's followers has been granted parole by the California Board of Parole Hearings. She was stabbed 16 times by cult members. Many others, including the families of the victims, oppose her release.