Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten up for parole

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One-time Charles Manson disciple and convicted murderer Leslie Van Houten will go before a California parole board for the 17th time today, backed by supporters who say she no longer deserves to be behind bars.

Van Houten was one of five people, including Manson, sentenced to death for her participation in a drug-fueled murder spree ordered by Charles Manson in 1969 at the height of California’s “Summer of Love.” The sentences were later commuted to life in prison.

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