On their 50th anniversary, we look back at the murders that gripped America.
On the night of 8 August, 1969, Charles Manson and his followers invaded the home of film director Roman Polanski and his wife, actress Sharon Tate, in the Hollywood Hills. Polanski was away at the time, but Tate and four friends were brutally attacked and murdered by the group. Manson, Susan Atkins, Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel and Charles “Tex” Watson continued their murder spree the next day, when they attacked Rosemary and Leno Labianca in their home. The group were arrested and convicted of the murders.
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On 30 January 2019 a California panel recommended that former follower of Charles Manson, Leslie Van Houten, be paroled, after serving more than four decades in prison. The 69-year-old and and six other devotees stabbed to death Leno LaBianca and his wife Rosemary in 1969, a day after the infamous Tate murders.
She took part in a killing spree in 1969.
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