We will let you know the board's decision as soon as we learn of it. In the mean time here is a December 11, 1969 Pasadena Star News article, one of the first articles to feature Leslie.
MUZZLE ORDERED IN TATE CASE
Strict limits were ordered Wednesday in Los Angeles on principals in the case of the slayings of Sharon Tate and six other persons.
Superior Court Judge William B. Keene said any violation of his order would be considered contempt of court.
His order -- similar to that issued to guarantee a fair trial for Sirhan B. Sirhan, convicted of killing Sen. Robert F. Kennedy -- came after three young women defendants waived arraignment on murder charges.
Judge Keene restricted "attorneys, public officials, law enforcement officers, grand jurors, witnesses and others from making extrajudicial statements... related to this case."
A section directed at defense attorneys told them not to release evidence they intend to present not to express an opinion on the weight, value of effect or any evidence in establishing guilt or innocence.
Girl At Scene
Attorneys for one defendant last week made public her story that she was at the scene of two sets of killings, and gave limited details of her account.
Susan Atkins, 21, Linda Kasabian, 20, and Leslie Louise Van Houten, 19, were impassive during the waiving of arraignment and reading of the publicity order. The murmured "no" when asked if they had questions about their rights or about the order.
Dec. 22 was set for pleas from Mrs. Kasabian and Miss Van Houten and Dec. 16 was set for Miss Atkins. Miss Van Houten was identified by in the proceedings, with her home town given as Monrovia, Calif. She previously had been identified as Leslie Sankston.
Monrovia High Grad
Miss Van Houten was reported to have gone through schools in Monrovia, at least from junior high school onward, graduating from Monrovia High School in 1967.
A girl friend said Miss Van Houten started to drop out of school activities in her senior year and had considered entering a convent to become a nun soon after graduation. She apparently changed her mind and completed a course in a secretarial school in Manhattan Beach while living with her father, Paul Van Houten.
"She was a nice girl," the friend commented.
The three, with Charles M. Manson, 35, Charles D. Watson, 24, and Patricia Krenwinkel, 22, were indicted on murder conspiracy charges Monday in the slayings of Miss Tate and four others at her home last Aug. 9, and of Mr. and Mrs. Leno LaBianca the next night.
Watson is in custody in McKinney, Texas and Miss Krenwinkel is in custody in Mobile, Ala.
The bearded Manson, identified as the "God" and "Satan" of a communal group whose members slavishly did his bidding, is to be arraigned Thursday. He was brought to L.A. Tuesday from Independence, Calif., where he had been held since being arrested in October. He is accused of operating a car theft ring for the band's desert commune near Death Valley.