One of the Manson Family killers was approved for parole even after she made the shocking revelation during her April 14 parole hearing that she would have killed babies when she was participating in the group’s murder spree back in 1969.
The New York Post reports that Leslie Van Houten, now 66 years old, went into detail about her role in the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca during her seven-hour parole hearing. She was 19 at the time of the killings.
Presiding Commissioner Ali Zarrinnam reportedly asked Van Houten: “You would have done anything at this point, right? If there were babies in the home, would you have killed babies, newborns, toddlers?”
Referring to Charles Manson, Van Houten said: “I think I would have if he’d have said.”
The Post adds: “The gray-haired femme fatale never recanted or took responsibility for her shocking statement, saying instead that she had ‘surrendered completely, morally, ethically’ to Manson.”
Governor Jerry Brown will make the final decision in the next few months as to whether Van Houten is released from prison.