A state parole board panel recommended parole yesterday for former Charles Manson disciple Leslie Van Houten.
Van Houten was convicted in the August 1969 killings of grocers Leno and Rosemary La Bianca at their Los Feliz home. Larry spoke with veteran courts reporter for the Associated Press, Linda Deutsch, who covered the trial and says Van Houten has been a model inmate.
The panel's decision will be reviewed administratively by the state's Board of Parole Hearings for up to four months then be sent to Governor Jerry Brown for review.
Linda Deutsch, veteran courts reporter for the Associated Press who is retiring after a 48 year career in journalism. She has covered the high-profile trials of Charles Manson, O.J. Simpson, Michael Jackson, and many more; Linda tweets from @LindaDeutsch