A letter from Janet Parent to the Leslie Van Houten Parole Board in 2000 courtesy of Nelson's old site.
Orca was not the first unrelated relative to speak up against the whore who "only" stabbed a dead lady.
Dear members of the California Board of Prison Terms:
I am writing in regards to prisoner #W 13378 Leslie Van Houten.
I have been silent too long. My family never thought that the day would come when any of these animals could possibly be released back into society, but here we are. It is time to speak out.
My name is Janet Parent and I am the sister of Steven Parent one of the victims of the Tate murders. I am appalled that this woman even has a right to possibly return to society. All the therapy and degrees in the world doesn't change the fact that she is a cold blooded murderer.
These people are not insane and were not at the time they committed these murders. They planned and conspired to commit these crimes. Insanity might be a small reason to help understand how these horrendous crimes were committed, but insanity wasn't a factor. They knew exactly what they did and being a model prisoner doesn't give them the right to be released.
Leslie Van Houten is a murderer, granted she wasn't at the Tate house but she wanted to be there and in my mind that doesn't make her any different than the rest.
Where is my brothers degree? Eighteen, just graduated from high school, accepted to college. No, he didn't even get the chance.
Miss Van Houten isn't supposed to be alive, because our system sentenced her to death, but she is alive and should spend the rest of her life right where she is, remembering each and every day of her life what she has done.
If any of these animals are let out our system is telling us that you can murder and murder and murder and get away with it.
Please don't let my family and the other victims families down.
Say no to her release.