Manson believed Helter Skelter to be an impending apocalyptic race war, which he described in his own version of the lyrics to the Beatles' song.He believed the murders would help precipitate that war.Lebowitz noted that Van Houten had 6 months to create a record to present the board, between the passage of the bill and her April 2016 parole hearing.
In a brief filed on June 1st, Deputy District Attorney Donna Lebowitz conceded that Van Houten did not have an opportunity to make such a record when her case was pending in the Superior Court, but did have ample time to prepare one for her April 14, 2016 parole hearing.
With the passage of a Senate Bill in October 2015, Van Houten became eligible for Youth Offender Parole, in which parole boards are instructed to put great weight on diminished culpability of juveniles and contrast it with any evidence of growth and maturity that has occurred since their commitment offense.
is an American criminal and former cult leader who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in California in the late 1960s.
Manson's followers committed a series of nine murders at four locations in July and August 1969.
Frank Auerbach was always the quiet one in the great triumvirate of post-war British figurative painters.