Leslie Van Houten is an American convicted murderer and former Manson Family member. She was born in Los Angeles and got addicted to substance abuse quite early in life. Her relations with her mother deteriorated after she forced Leslie to abort her baby. Leslie later became a hippie and befriended Catherine Share, who led her to Charles Manson’s commune. On August 9, 1969, Leslie, along with other Manson Family members, participated in killing Rosemary and Leno LaBianca. She was convicted and sentenced to death. However, her sentence was later commuted to life. She has appealed for parole multiple times and been rejected. She now remains imprisoned at the California Institution for Women.