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Governor Gavin Newsom has reversed parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten.

Posted at 8:34 AM, Nov 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 09:59:56-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Governor Gavin Newsom has reversed parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten.

This marks the fourth time a Governor has blocked her release.

Newsom said in his Friday decision that she still poses a danger if released.

Van Houten is serving a life sentence for helping Manson and others kill a Los Angeles couple in 1969.

She was 19-years-old at the time.

Van Houten's attorney said they will appeal.