Leslie Van Houten's attorney filed a motion to exclude the DA from participating in the next parole hearing that is scheduled for Sept 06 2017. He is asking that the Attorney General be present instead. The reasons go back to the District Attorney's office remaining secretive about the Tex Watson Tapes, and refusing to turn the tapes over. Pfeiffer has consistently fought to get these tapes, saying they are exculpatory evidence.
Other filed motions were to exclude Debra Tate and some extended Labianca family members, from attending, since none of them are the actual "next of kin" as the law requires. (He filed similar motions prior to last year's hearing as well, that was noted but denied)
Also, Pfeiffer filed a 13-page report that includes testimony from Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D, one of the world's leading experts in psychology. Steinberg evaluated Leslie, and is yet another highly recommendable expert testimony and evidence on behalf of Van Houten. He details his reasons of why he thinks she is not a current risk to public safety- all of which will be in her central file and presented at her upcoming parole hearing.
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