Leslie Van Houten, former member of the infamous Manson Family, has been released from prison in California.

Wikipedia Via California Department of Corrections
Wikipedia Via California Department of Corrections

Leslie Van Houten Released From Prison

After over 50 years, former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten has been released from the California Institution for Women in Corona, California.

On Tuesday, July 11, 2023, Van Houten was released on parole and will remain under parole supervision for the next three years, the maximum according to California State law.

Nancy Tetreault, Leslie Van Houten's lawyer, tells nytimes.com she was taken early Tuesday morning to transitional housing.

She expected to stay in traditional housing for the next 12 months as she adjusts to a world that is quite different from the one she remembers.

Van Houten is now 73 years old.

In 1971 Van Houten was convicted and sentenced to death on two counts of murder and one count of conspiracy to commit murder in the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca

Van Houten's death sentence was eventually overturned and she was sentenced to life in prison.

From nytimes.com -

"The LaBiancas were murdered one night after five people were killed at the home of movie director Roman Polanski — including his pregnant wife, the actress Sharon Tate.

The murders were carried out at the direction of Charles Manson, one of the most notorious murderers of the 20th century, who died in 2017 at age 83."

Read more at apnews.com.

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