LES­LIE VAN HOUTEN

Los Angeles Times - - CALIFORNIA -

Im­pris­oned in Corona, Calif.

A jury found that the for­mer home­com­ing princess was con­victed of hold­ing down Rose­mary LaBianca in her Los Feliz home while an ac­com­plice stabbed her. She was con­victed of mur­der and con­spir­acy in 1978 at her third trial for the crimes, just months af­ter she’d been re­leased on bail fol­low­ing a hung jury ver­dict.

Van Houten said she was in­tro­duced to Manson by a boyfriend and came to view him as Je­sus Christ, be­liev­ing in his bizarre plan to com­mit mur­ders and spark a race war.

She is serv­ing her life sen­tence at the Cal­i­for­nia In­sti­tu­tion for Women in Corona, pri­son of­fi­cials say, and has been dis­ci­pline-free for her en­tire sen­tence.

Van Houten told a pa­role board in 2002 that she was “deeply ashamed” of her role in the killings. She has been de­nied pa­role 19 times. She will be el­i­gi­ble for pa­role next in 2018.

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