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Manson follower to get hearing on young age during killings

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A former member of Charles Manson's murderous cult is expected to get a court hearing to evaluate the role of her young age in the killing of a California couple four decades ago.
    
Leslie Van Houten is not expected to attend the hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday.
    
The 68-year-old is serving a life sentence at the California Institution for Women.
    
A recent change in California law enables those who committed crimes when they were less than 23 years old to seek a hearing and for these issues to be later discussed at a parole hearing.
    
Van Houten was 19 when she stabbed to death Leno and Rosemary La Bianca in 1969 with fellow cult members.

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