LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles district attorney is urging Gov. Jerry Brown to reject parole for a follower of mass murderer Charles Manson.

District Attorney Jackie Lacey released a letter Tuesday she sent to Brown saying that Leslie Van Houten should stay in prison for her role in the brutal 1969 killings.

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Van Houten is serving life for the first-degree murders of wealthy grocer Leno La Bianca and his wife, Rosemary.

The couple were fatally stabbed a day after other “Manson family” members killed pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four others.

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A parole board recommended in April that Van Houten be freed. Brown has until mid-September to block her release.

In addition to Lacey’s letter, Tate’s sister and La Bianca relatives turned in signatures of 140,000 people opposing Van Houten’s release.

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