| Jul 6, 2010
| 6:20 PM
CHINO, Calif. -- A parole board has denied freedom for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten for the 19th time.
Van Houten was convicted of murder and conspiracy in the August 1969 slayings of wealthy grocers Leno and Rosemary La Bianca.
| Jul 6, 2010
Leslie Van Houten, the one-time Charles Manson follower long seen as the most likely of his ex-acolytes to win freedom someday, was denied parole Tuesday for a 19th time in the killings of Leno and Rosemary La Bianca.
At the conclusion of the emotional...
| Jan 12, 2010
The news snapshot shows Roman Polanski standing at a window, a thin slice of his face visible amid an opening in the curtains. The French paper that printed the photo saw it as a newsworthy depiction of the director's life under house arrest in his...
| Sep 25, 2009
Susan Atkins, who committed one of modern history's most notorious crimes when she joined Charles Manson and his gang for a 1969 killing spree that terrorized Los Angeles and put her in prison for the rest of her life, has died. She was 61.
| Sep 28, 2009
| 6:48 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Director Roman Polanksi's arrest in Switzerland comes 40 years after his pregnant wife, actress Sharon Tate, was stabbed and slashed to death by followers of Charles Manson at the house Polanski rented in the Hollywood Hills, and 32 years...
| Sep 26, 1996
Even though the tape recorder is humming smoothly at Joan Didion's elbow, she can't help noticing how ominous it is.
"Is that still going?" she says sweetly. "I always worry about my own, that sense of dread when you look down and the little thing isn'...