ATTORNEY RICH PFEIFFER SPEAKS ABOUT CURRENT COURT STATUS AND UPCOMING POSSIBILITIES FOR LESLIE VAN HOUTEN
"Friday Nov 11- Leslie's attorney's office communicated to Leslievanhouten.com today about the recent court actions with a brief recap- Pfeiffer's insight and thoughts on what's next for Van Houten and her diligent defense team.
"Well, it’s been interesting indeed. We lost at the first court (Superior) then again at the second (Appellate). Because of the misconduct and proven untruthfulness of the District Attorney's office, as you know we filed a petition for review (Habeas Corpus) with the California Supreme Court replied and said the Attorney General or District Attorney has to respond and explain how the governor’s reversal was based on current dangerousness (the Lawrence standard, which Leslie passes with flying colors). The Attorney General has only until 11/23 to respond, then we respond, and the court will have a decision by 12/30
If we win, that is, if they don’t feel the governor followed the law, then they will tell the court of appeals to give an order to show cause. So it is really positive, but not a slam dunk. I feel good about it, because it's further than she has ever gotten before. Leslie is very happy with all of this"
On a side note, also mentioned was Patrica Krenwinkel's hearing date next month (on 12/30/16) They feel there is a zero chance for Pat to even get a recommendation; but adds it should be an interesting read, according to Pfeiffer.
Supreme Court grants order To "Show cause" in Van Houten's current Appeal of Governor Browns reversal
A little hopeful news for Leslie Van Houten, once again. Attorney Rich Pfeiffer filed another writ that was previously denied (twice) but was granted today (Tuesday, November 8th, 2016) by the California Supreme Court for a review to "show cause" and requested the Attorney General provide evidence that Leslie Van Houten is currently an unreasonable risk for parole.
A 50 page writ filed of Habeas Corpus in Los Angeles County Superior Court, outlining the history of inconsistent positions made (as stated above) by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office; and challenged that the Governor’s decision to reverse Van Houten’s parole was not supported by the record stated the apparent, “The real reason for the Governor’s reversal is the name Manson.”
The issue is now before the state Supreme Court, who informed the Attorney General that the “petitioner has established a prima facie case for relief, such that this court should grant the petition for review, and transfer the matter to the Court of Appeal with instructions to issue an order to show cause.”
The Attorney General will have until November 23 to file an answer, and the court will make a ruling on or before December 30.
CASE UPDATES AND INFO
-Trial of the Century
-Susan Atkins-Patricia Krenwinkel
-Parole Transcripts 1985-2017
Franklin Hearing transcript 2017
-Tex Watson Tapes
-Criteria Parole Suitability
-Rich Pfeiffer's letter to the DA
-Parole Reversed 2016
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