A parole board on Wednesday rejected Manson family member Leslie Van Houten's 20th attempt to win freedom. The board also decided she could not seek parole again for five years.
Van Houten, 63, was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in their home in Los Feliz. She has repeatedly been denied parole over the last four decades.
August 10, 1969 Leno and Rosemary LaBianca were murdered. Members of the Charles Manson cult committed the crimes one day after the killing of Sharon Tate and four other people.
“Given the brutality of the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca and Van Houten’s willing and active participation in this evil, pre-planned and violent crime, we are pleased with the parole board’s decision to continue to hold Van Houten accountable for her heinous actions," L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey