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The Region

July 13, 1986

After a grueling six-hour hearing, former Manson "family" member Leslie Van Houten was denied a parole date for the sixth time for the gory 1969 killings of Rosemary and Leno LaBianca. "The savagery displayed goes beyond description," Rudolph Castro, chairman of the three-member Board of Prison Terms panel, said of the crime in announcing the decision at the California Institution for Women in Frontera. Castro, who said after a shorter hearing last year that Van Houten was "much closer than she might realize" to obtaining a release date, told the disappointed 36-year-old woman that she can request a seventh hearing next year. Van Houten told the board she feels remorse for not having tried to prevent the killings.

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