Leslie Van Houten, a supporter of Charles Manson, was given a life sentence for her involvement in two notorious murders and was released from a California prison on Tuesday after serving 53 years of it.
Van Houten, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, “was released to parole supervision.
Her release follows the governor’s declaration that he would not oppose a state appeals court decision that Van Houten should be granted parole.
Van Houten, who is now in her 70s, was given a life sentence for assisting Charles Manson’s followers in the 1969 murders of Los Angeles grocery store owner Leno LaBianca and his wife, Rosemary.
According to her lawyer, Nancy Tetreault, she was taken to transitional housing after being freed from prison in the early morning hours.