May. 1 – Leslie Van Houten’s attorney, Rich Pfeiffer, has filed a motion to disqualify the entire Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office from participating in Van Houten’s upcoming parole hearing, charging that the office is biased against his client and unable to exercise its function in an evenhanded manner.
According to Pfeiffer, the entire office has worked as a whole to mislead the California Supreme Court, the Board of Parole Hearings and the Governor, and that Jackie Lacey’s involvement has been direct. In the 11-page filing, Pfeiffer states that the District Attorney’s Office continues to withhold exculpatory evidence, in the the Tex Watson tapes and that the office misrepresents facts related to his client because of the existence of a conflict of interest.
Pfeffer has requested the District Attorney’s Office be disqualified and the hearing be handled by the Attorney General. “The [District Attorney’s] Office has an unfair advantage of knowing the contents of the tapes that is has conceded are exculpatory,” wrote Pfeiffer.
In a separate filing, Pfeiffer has requested members of Leno LaBianca’s extended family, as well as Debra Tate, also be disqualified from taking part in the hearing. Leno LaBianca’s nieces and nephews have regularly attended Van Houten’s hearings for nearly two decades now. But according to Pfeiffer, nieces and nephews do not qualify as next-of-kin and therefore shouldn’t be allowed to take part in the hearing.
Van Houten’s parole hearing is currently scheduled for Wednesday, September 6th.
LVH isn’t going to be released ever. I don’t think she’d be a danger to anyone, but, you just don’t participate in such a gruesome spectacle, then get your freedom back. She was part of the Manson Family. She isn’t going to get out no matter what.
Debra Tate needs to keep her nose out of it anyway.
really?so if that was your sister..you would just go on like nothing happened?your delusional..
BULLS**T Debra Tate has the right to be there if LVH gets paroled her sister want no matter what she needs to rote in there that’s what she wanted shes got it remember Charlie was the man he is and always be nothing they should of killed them when they had the chance what about the others that were killed I guess they don’t matter I say kill the remaining four in the same manner they killed in
You know when anyone gives a different opinion on things… they get attacked – called names – derrogatory statements are made.. while the majority blastis their blood thirsty opinions. You sound worse than LVH herself. Screw u.
To state that the DA’s office is biased against LVH is a bit like saying that there was a Tuesday last week.
Of course they’re biased ! It’s their job to be biased. Few law enforcement agencies will argue that a murderer should be granted parole. And as such, only kicking and screaming are they likely to turn the Tex tapes over to Leslie’s attorney. But their insistence on Leslie not knowing what’s on them only fuels the speculation that what is on their can in some way be construed positively by Van Houten’s lawyer or to put it another way, there’s nothing on them that will prove damaging to her.
EACH OF THE MANSON FAMILY MURDERERS AND MANSON HIMSELF WOULD BE DEAD IF CA IN ITS ‘WISDOM’ DID NOT CONVERT THEIR DEATH SENTENCES TO LIFE IMPRISON. THAT ‘S WHAT IT MEANS = YOU AVERTED EXECUTION -> YOU GET TO LIVE UNTIL THE END OF YOUR LIFE IN PRISON. IT DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO ‘GET OUT OF JAIL FREE’ CARD. COME ON PEOPLE! WAKE UP!
I agree. She should not get special privileges due to her sister”s fame.
LVH, had nothibg to do with the murder of Sharon Tate. Charles “Tex” Watson already admitted
he and he alone stabbed Sharon. Doris Tate knew this and Debta should be sued for interfering
with prison officials by spreadibg false information.
Remember, mo matter who these people are, every right they do not give them, is another one taken from every person in the USA.
Lee is jealous of women because he is a closet gay
does it really matter who stabbed who? Everyone who went along on those two nights of horror is guilty of murder. They knew full well what the outcome would be. This case continues to horrify and fascinate. I don’t personally think that LVH is a threat to anyone anymore but I understand that after being given a death penalty twice many would wonder why they would consider letting any of them out. I just can’t excuse those women with the brainwashed claim or that they were youthful “offenders.” The crimes were too heinous. By their ages they all knew right from wrong. Krenwinkel was denied once again.
She received the Death Penalty.
In reality, she should have already been executed.
No reprieves for her.
She shouldn’t have participated &, if she truly wasn’t
as evil as she had to be to do such a heinous crime, she
could’ve reported it & possibly received a lighter punishment
She didn’t so, she doesn’t deserve mercy