Parole Hearing: Leslie Van Houten 2. SUBSEQUENT PAROLE CONSIDERATION HEARINGSTATE OF CALIFORNIABOARD OF PAROLE HEARINGS. In the matter of the Life Term Parole Consideration Hearing of: LESLIE VAN HOUTENCDC Number: W- 1. CALIFORNIA INSTITUTION FOR WOMENCORONA, CALIFORNIAJUNE 5, 2. A. M. This is a Subsequent Parole Consideration Hearing for Leslie Van Houten, CDC number W- 1. Today's date is 6/5/1. California Institution for Women.
The inmate was received on 8/1. Los Angeles County. The controlling offense for which the inmate has been committed is Murder First, case A8. Additional counts, Murder First, 1.
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Penal Code, and that's count eight. The inmate has a minimum eligible parole date of 8/1. This hearing is being recorded. For the purpose of voice identification, each of us will state our first and last name, spelling our last name.
And when it is the inmate's turn, after spelling your last name, give us your CDC number. I will start and I'll go to my left. And what I'm going to do is we're going to go around the table first.
And then we're going to have to go around the room. So we'll go all the way around the table.
And then we'll start with the people in the back row. And then we'll snake around and get the people in the center row, and make sure that everybody actually gets their name on the record. And I've got. microphones on both sides. So if you could - - if you're in the back row, I'd ask that you move up closer to the microphone and speak loudly, giving your name and spelling it into the microphone as much as possible. I will start and then go to my left.
Jeffrey Ferguson, F- E- R- G- U- S- O- N, Commissioner. And the gentleman with the camera in his hand can (inaudible.). MR. I'm Nick Ut, AP photographer. SPITZER. Good morning, Commissioners. Todd Spitzer, attorney at law.
I'm the victim's representative for Lou Smaldino. SMALDINO: Lou Smaldino, S- M- A- L- D- I- N- O, representative for the La Bianca family. HOYT: Barbara Hoyt, H- O- Y- T. LAMONTAGNE: John La. Montagne, L- A- M- O- N- T- A- G- N- E. My grandfather was Leno La Bianca. LAMONTAGNE: Leslie La.
Montagne, L- A- M- O- N- T- A- G- N- E, Tony La. Montagne's wife. DIMARIA: Anthony Di. Maria, D- I- M- A- R- I- A, representative for John Di.
Santis, nephew of Leno La Bianca. TATE: Debra Tate, T- A- T- E, victim's spokesperson for Angela Smaldino. LUNA: Jamie Luna, L- U- N- A, Victim Witness Representative. DEUTSCH: Linda Deutsch, D- E- U- T- S- C- H, reporter with Associated Press. MONTES: Richard Montes, M- O- N- T- E- S, Public Information Officer, California Institution for Women. BRACKEN: Jill Bracken, B- R- A- C- K- E- N, observer.
And she's here for security purposes, and she won't take part in the hearing today. Now I have reviewed the 1. DEC System. And I saw that the 1. And are you aware that if you have any kind of disability that would cause you difficulty participating in this hearing today, we would provide you with an accommodation or some kind of assistance so that you could participate?
And that is to file a grievance. Are you aware of that also? And with those things in mind, do you need help with any disabilities for this hearing today? PRESIDING COMMISSIONER FERGUSON: Okay. Can you. INMATE VAN HOUTEN: Yes, I can. PRESIDING COMMISSIONER FERGUSON: Can you walk?
INMATE VAN HOUTEN: Yes. PRESIDING COMMISSIONER FERGUSON: I note I did. INMATE VAN HOUTEN: Yes. PRESIDING COMMISSIONER FERGUSON: And I notice. I notice you have college degrees.
Do you have a learning disability? Have you ever been diagnosed with such? Do you suffer from any disability that would prevent you from participating in today's hearing? We've also had an opportunity to look at your transcripts. And they're before us. And we'll be looking at those throughout the.
You'll be given the opportunity to correct or clarify the record as we proceed. Nothing that happens here today will change the findings of the court. The Panel is not here to retry your case. And we do accept as true the findings of the court. The Panel is here for the sole purpose of determining your suitability for parole. Satris, did you discuss with your client her rights regarding this hearing and the format that we use to conduct these hearings? And she's been through many hearings before.
And we're fully prepared to proceed. Van Houten, have you had the opportunity to meet with your attorney and to discuss the hearing procedure and your rights? Van Houten, did your attorney review the procedure of how the BPH conducts Lifer Suitability Hearings, your rights and the factors that we consider in order to determine if you're suitable for parole? Do you have any questions about your rights, the format of the hearing or the factors that we will consider? Satris, have your client's rights been met to this point?
They have not in several respects. I'll give you the opportunity to address those in preliminary objections. If you have preliminary objections, please put them on the record at this time. But we were denied certain requests.
And I could put them on the record now. We did seek to have co- counsel to assist in the presentation of this case because it is such a long one and complicated one. It said only one counsel could appear on behalf of Ms. We did also request to present a video clip under letter of May 1. That's in our second submission, Exhibit F, I believe. And that was denied as well.
And we've just provided it in the materials. There's a transcript though of that video presentation which is Exhibit E in the second submission.
I was also denied the ability to bring a laptop into the case. Because of the massive material, I thought it might assist in facilitating my representation. And that's basically it. For the record, I did request and it was granted that the Board consider Ms. Van Houten for parole in the event that she gets a parole date that that one be calculated under the old ISL as the new one.
And I presume the Board is prepared to do that. But. I think I pretty much know what they say.
And you said in terms of the review of the Central File, which I have to confess I wasn't able to complete - - it's six thousand and some pages or whatever. But I was trying to look at the transcripts. And I was advised they weren't available, that they were all included in the Central File on the - - I don't think so though. They're kept separate from the - -.
ATTORNEY SATRIS: Right. But they're in records at this - - at this institution. That's what I thought. But I was advised differently. And so I didn't have an opportunity.
But I have the transcripts otherwise, except the 1. Did you have an opportunity to review that one? I had difficulty in obtaining that.
I guess it's on microfiche. And the microfiche machine was broken.
I did bring just a few excerpts of that because I got it in an unmanageable way to copy really. So I will maybe - - if the Board is interested, I will be making some reference to that. And I'll leave at least the pertinent pages of it before we leave.
And that's all I have to say preliminary. And for the - - you put all of those concerns of yours on the record. However, they're not in the form of objections. You certainly do not expect a remedy here today, are you? That's what I'm asking.
Well, your concerns have been put on the record at this time. There are no other objections at this point in the hearing? And I will acknowledge that prior to the hearing today, we have had an opportunity to review the confidential portion of the Central File.
It is not likely that we'll be relying on information contained in the confidential portion of the file. If that changes at any point during the hearing, we'll notify counsel at that time before we make that consideration. I don't know if you're. PRESIDING COMMISSIONER FERGUSON: I not only. I can't discuss anything more than - - more than the dates of the submission. And the most recent date on there, is that what you're saying?
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER SINGH: No. I have March 1. 1. And there is May 3. I think it's relevant. And then we'll notify - -. ATTORNEY SATRIS: Okay. PRESIDING COMMISSIONER FERGUSON: - - whatever.
ATTORNEY SATRIS: We are not requesting that the. Board go into any confidential session to discuss it with us.
We rest with what's stated in the - - in the memo which Ms. Van Houten - -. PRESIDING COMMISSIONER FERGUSON: Even if it's part of our consideration, we are required to make a confidential tape - -. ATTORNEY SATRIS: Oh, really? We're prepared to do that. But we haven't even decided if we're going to consider it yet without knowing what it is. Satris, will your client be speaking today regarding all matters? PRESIDING COMMISSIONER FERGUSON: Okay.
Please. raise your right hand. Do you solemnly swear or affirm that the testimony you give at this hearing will be the truth and nothing but the truth?
I will incorporate by reference the facts of the commitment offense as found in the Appellate Decision filed 1. Appellate Decision filed 3/1/2. I will incorporate the prisoner's version of the crime from the 2. Subsequent Risk Assessment, pages 5 and 6. I'll incorporate prior criminality by reference to the CI& I rap sheet that we reviewed in the Central File.
Van Houten, we'll start the hearing off by talking about your social history. Those are the things that have happened in your life prior to you coming to prison. They'll include your childhood, your education, jobs you've had, relationships that you've been in. They'll also include things like substance abuse history, past criminality. We'll also discuss the commitment offense. We'll discuss not only the details of the offense, but more importantly, your understanding as to why things occurred.
Things like insight and remorse will also be discussed during that portion. And once we've asked all the questions that we have. I'll turn things over to Commissioner Singh. And what she's going to talk to you about are your post- conviction factors. Those are the things that happened since you've been in prison, all of your accomplishments.
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