Sharon Tate's Sister Begs Governor Not To Parole Manson Follower
Convicted murderer Leslie Van Houten has just been deemed suitable for release by the CA Parole Board. Murder victim Sharon Tate's sister refuses to give up the fight to keep her and the other in jail and has many reasons to believe Leslie is still dangerous.
Pregnant Sharon Tate, Woijech Voytek Frykowski, Steven Parent, Jay Sebring, Abigail Folger, Leno LaBianca, and Rosemary LaBianca (and possibly more) were all viciously murdered by Charles Manson followers in the summer of 1969 and now one of the murderers has been recommended for parole release. Sharon Tate's sister will do her best to make sure that does not happen.
Sharon Tate's Sister Writes To California Gov Asking Not To Release Murderer
Debra Tate, sister of beloved actress Sharon Tate has written a letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom imploring him to reject the Parole Board's recommendation to release convicted murderer Leslie Van Houten. This is her 4th time being recommended for parole, the past 3 times have been rejected by the Governor.
In 2016 and 2018 California Governor Jerry Brown rejected Van Houten's parole because he believed she continued to downplay her "central role" in the murders and has yet to accept responsibility for her part even all these years later. She primarily still blames Manson and uses phrases to distance herself from her own killings.
Now that she is up for parole again, Debra is begging the current California Gov Gavin Newsom to reject Van Houten's parole because she does not believe Leslie has been rehabilitated and still does not take responsibility for the lives she took. Debra wrote "the danger of letting these people out of prison is ever-present and real. I am scared, not just for myself and other family members who may be targeted, but for society."
She also does not believe the idea that the Manson Family Followers are not a danger because they are older now saying "Age is immaterial to psychopathology. There is no cure for the sociopath. The disposition to committing violent crime does not have an expiration date. And criminals do not retire."
Debra has been fighting to keep the Manson family in prison every step of the way along with the other victim's family members. She has also been supportive of Quentin Tarantino's film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood... and appreciative of her sister's depiction and focus in the film.
Leslie Van Houten's case is going through a 120-day legal review and then Governor Newsom will have 30 days to make the ultimate choice of her fate.