Leslie Van Houten

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Leslie Louise Van Houten (born August 23, 1949) is an American convicted murderer and former member of the Manson Family.wikipedia
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Tate–LaBianca murders

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Van Houten was arrested and charged in relation to the 1969 killings of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.
Manson was allegedly displeased with the panic of the murder victims, so he took the four murderers plus Leslie Van Houten and Steve "Clem" Grogan on a drive the following night "to show them how to do it".

Manson Family

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Leslie Louise Van Houten (born August 23, 1949) is an American convicted murderer and former member of the Manson Family.
The next night of August 9, 1969, six Family members—Leslie Van Houten, Steve "Clem" Grogan, and the four from the previous night—drove out on Manson's orders.

Catherine Share

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After a few months in a commune in Northern California, Van Houten met Catherine Share and Bobby Beausoleil and moved in with them and another woman during the summer of 1968.
In 1971, Share, along with four other Manson followers: Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, Dennis Rice, Steve "Clem" Grogan and Ruth Ann "Ouisch" Moorehouse were charged with attempted murder after they plotted to murder former fellow Manson Family member Barbara Hoyt to prevent her from testifying for the prosecution against Manson, Susan Atkins, Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel during the Tate/LaBianca murder trial.

Altadena, California

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Van Houten was born on August 23, 1949, in the Los Angeles suburb of Altadena.

Patricia Krenwinkel

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The group consisted of Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Tex Watson, whom Manson had placed in charge.
Along with Manson, Watson, Atkins, Steve Grogan, Leslie Van Houten, and Linda Kasabian, Krenwinkel went to the home of Southern California grocer Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary, on Waverly Drive in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles.

Susan Atkins

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The group consisted of Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Tex Watson, whom Manson had placed in charge.
Manson called Atkins, Krenwinkel, Watson, Linda Kasabian, Leslie Van Houten, and Steve "Clem" Grogan, and they left Spahn's Ranch.

Linda Kasabian

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Linda Kasabian, who had only joined Manson's commune the previous month, accompanied the group to the house but was ordered to remain outside.
This time joined by Leslie Van Houten and Steve Grogan, the group set off into the city, eventually coming to the LaBianca residence in Los Feliz.

Tex Watson

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The group consisted of Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Tex Watson, whom Manson had placed in charge. Preparations for what he saw as a coming attack by the Black Panthers included Tex Watson demonstrating how to kill with a knife.
The next night, Charles Manson (who was displeased by their performance and pledged to show them "how to do it") drove six "Manson Family" members, Leslie Van Houten, Steve "Clem" Grogan, and the four from the previous night into Los Angeles.

Steve "Clem" Grogan

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The next night, August 9, 1969, Manson again selected the same group to commit murder, this time accompanied by Van Houten, Steve Grogan, and Manson himself.
Tex Watson, Patricia Krenwinkel and Leslie Van Houten were dropped off at the house of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, but Grogan, Manson, Susan Atkins and Linda Kasabian continued to Venice Beach where Manson sent Grogan, Atkins and Kasabian to kill actor Saladin Nader, but Kasabian led them to the wrong apartment and the plan was aborted.

Mary Brunner

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In Berkeley, Manson met and moved in with 23-year-old library assistant Mary Brunner.
She was sent to the California Institution for Women where Leslie Van Houten, Susan Atkins, and Patricia Krenwinkel were serving their sentences for their participation in the Tate-LaBianca murders.

Sharon Tate

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Sharon Tate, three of her friends, and a visitor to the caretaker, were all subsequently murdered at the house by a group of long-established followers personally selected by Manson.
In the early 1980s Stephen Kay, who had worked for the prosecution in the trial, became alarmed that Manson Family member Leslie Van Houten had gathered 900 signatures on a petition for her parole.

Vincent Bugliosi

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She told Vincent Bugliosi, the man who sent her to prison, "I take responsibility for my part, and part of my responsibility was helping to create him."
Bugliosi successfully prosecuted Charles Manson, Charles "Tex" Watson, Susan Atkins, Patricia Krenwinkel, and Leslie Van Houten for these murders, and each was convicted.

Helter Skelter (1976 film)

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Leslie Van Houten was portrayed by actress Cathey Paine in the 1976 made-for-TV film Helter Skelter.

Helter Skelter (2004 film)

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In Helter Skelter (2004 remake of the 1976 film) Van Houten was portrayed by actress Catherine Wadkins.

The Manson Family (film)

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A year earlier, in 2003, Amy Yates portrayed Leslie Van Houten in the film The Manson Family.
The next night, the four members, in addition to Leslie Van Houten and Steve Grogan, viciously murder Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in their home.

Murder

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Leslie Louise Van Houten (born August 23, 1949) is an American convicted murderer and former member of the Manson Family.

People v. Anderson

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The California Supreme Court decision on People v. Anderson then ruled in 1972 that the death penalty was unconstitutional, resulting in her sentence being commuted to life in prison.

Hung jury

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Her second trial ended with a deadlocked jury and a mistrial.

Los Angeles

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Van Houten was born on August 23, 1949, in the Los Angeles suburb of Altadena.

Middle class

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She grew up in a middle-class churchgoing family along with an older brother and two adopted siblings, a brother and a sister, who were Korean.

Lysergic acid diethylamide

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She began taking LSD, Benzedrine, and smoking hashish around age 15, running away for a time but returning to complete high school.

Amphetamine

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She began taking LSD, Benzedrine, and smoking hashish around age 15, running away for a time but returning to complete high school.

Hashish

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She began taking LSD, Benzedrine, and smoking hashish around age 15, running away for a time but returning to complete high school.

Yoga

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She had a period of interest in yoga and took a year-long secretarial course, but became a hippie, living at a commune.

Hippie

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She had a period of interest in yoga and took a year-long secretarial course, but became a hippie, living at a commune.