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An infamous member of the Charles “Manson family” could soon walk free.

Leslie Van Houten was 19 years old in the summer of 1969 before she was convicted in two horrifying slaughters.

It was then that she and an accomplice invaded the home of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. Van Houten herself later testified that she held down Rosemary while her husband was being stabbed to death, before stabbing the woman 14 times.

Now, Van Houten is 66 years old and facing possible parole.



Debra Tate, the sister of the late actress Sharon Tate, who was murdered the night before, spoke out to The Kelly File exclusively tonight.

“I absolutely believe in the bottom of my heart that this woman is fully capable of being a danger to society,” she told Megyn Kelly.

“If not actively taking part in that active murder again, at least in the way that she influences young people’s minds.”

Tate said that “the Manson family has more followers today than they ever did, through the Internet.”

“I’m not so sure that anybody that’s capable of doing things like that – that is plunging a knife deep into someone’s body 14 times – can ever be rehabilitated for that,” she said.

“There’s a mean and dark and ugly side. And mind you, she did that knowing full well what the carnage was the night before at my sister’s house.”

Van Houten’s release still needs the approval of state parole board lawyers and California Gov. Jerry Brown, Trace Gallagher reported.

Brown last year refused to sign the release for another Manson family member.

Tate also walked The Kelly File through the details of the night she found out her sister was gruesomely murdered.

Watch the full report above and Tate's web-special interview, below.


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