Youngest in ‘Manson Family,’ now 68, is asking for parole

By JOHN ROGERS

CHINO, Calif. — The youngest of Charles Mason’s murderous followers will attempt once more to persuade a parole panel she has reformed and — at age 68 — deserves to be released from prison.

Leslie Van Houten, who was 19 when she killed for Manson during a series of murders that terrorized Los Angeles over the summer of 1969, was scheduled to appear before a parole panel for the 21st time Wednesday.

A similar panel at the California Institution for Women in Chino, where...

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