In response to the AP, California’s Supreme Court docket dominated on February 11 to uphold Governor Gavin Newsom’s parole rejection for Leslie Van Houten by means of refusing to listen to out her authorized staff’s argument in opposition to it. Whereas her legal professional Wealthy Pfeiffer had filed a petition after Newsom’s block, arguing it violated Van Houten’s proper to due course of, it appears the state’s supreme courtroom didn’t agree. The AP additionally famous Pfeiffer didn’t reply to makes an attempt to achieve out for remark.
Because the New York Put up famous, Van Houten has been really helpful for early launch by the jail parole board 5 instances since 2016. Out of these 5, 4 have been denied by Newsom and former California Governor Jerry Brown. These repeated suggestions are presumably based mostly on each Van Houten’s mannequin conduct in jail, her denouncement of Manson, and her expressed regret for her crimes, as NBC wrote in 2016.
However there’s nonetheless hope for her: because the Put up additionally identified, a type of suggestions has been beneath assessment since November 2021. In the long run, there’s a slim risk the previous Manson household follower nonetheless has an opportunity of residing the final part of her life as a free lady in spite of everything.