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Former Manson family member Leslie Van Houten released from California prison

By- USA NATIONAL POST

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On Tuesday, Leslie Van Houten, a convicted murderer and erstwhile devotee of Charles Manson, was released from a California prison.

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According to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Van Houten was released under parole supervision.

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Van Houten's parole term will not exceed three years, and it will be reviewed for discharge after a year.

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Van Houten, who is now in her 70s, was just 19 years old when she first met Manson and joined the deadly cult that became known as the "Manson family."

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Her complicity in Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary's murders at their Los Angeles home.

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After being found guilty in 1971, she was incarcerated concurrently for seven years to life before being released on Tuesday.

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The office of California Governor Gavin Newsom stated on Friday that it would not appeal a state appellate court panel's decision from May that allowed Van Houten to be considered for parole and paved the way for her release.

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