Critics demand California governor reverse the decision…
A member of cult leader Charles Manson’s infamous “family” has been granted parole — and Sharon Tate’s sister is already working to overturn it.
Leslie Van Houten, 68, was approved for parole Wednesday, with the board saying she served her time for the horrific murders of Leno and Rosemary La Bianca in 1969.
California Gov. Jerry Brown now has 120 days to affirm, reverse or take no action against the move to end her life sentence. Brown denied her parole last year, despite the panel saying she’s been a model prisoner.
Van Houten was 19-years-old when she and other “Manson Family” members killed the La Biancas, the night after other followers of the cult’s creepy leader slaughtered pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four of her friends.
Tate’s sister Debra attended the Wednesday hearing and walked away unimpressed.
“(Van Houten) couldn’t even quote a definition of remorse. That is something she should know like the back of her hand by now,” Tate told the Daily News.
She called the Manson Family “America’s first domestic terrorists.”
“Their intentions were to start a race war. That’s very pertinent at this point in our history. It’s a very volatile time right now. We need to focus on what we all share. People like this, we can’t afford to have them out in our free society,” Tate said.
She said her sister and the others killed deserve better.
“The victims were all good people. They were all better people than this one, and they don’t get a parole or release or get to be with their friends and family again,” she said.
Tate hopes others will voice their opposition to Gov. Brown directly or sign her petition at NoParoleForMansonFamily.com.
Manson, 82 — who suffered a health scare earlier this year — remains confined in Corcoran State Prison.
Source: NY Daily News