Van Houten was sentenced to death in 1971 for two counts of first-degree murder in the Aug. 10, 1969, homicides of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca and conspiracy to commit murder in the Aug. 9, 1969, deaths of Sharon Tate-Polanski and four others at the Tate-Polanski home in Los Angeles.
Her original 1971 conviction and death sentence were reversed on appeal. She was re-tried in 1976, but the jury could not reach a verdict. Van Houten was released on bail from Dec. 27, 1977, to July 5, 1978, but was convicted in her 1978 trial and sentenced to life in prison.
The Board returned a five-year consideration period.
The BPH hearing transcript will serve as the official record and is expected to be transcribed in approximately 30 days.
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June 5, 2013
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