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Illegal Immigrant Arrested for VA Murder:  A Salvadorian national has been arrested in Georgia for the a gang-related murder in Virginia last month.  Megan Cloherty of WTOP reports that Hector Amaya-Gamez was arrested last Friday for his direct involvement in the August 22 murder of Miguel Angel Ruiz Carrillo in Nokesville, VA.  Amaya-Gomez is believed to be a member of the brutal MS-13 gang and is in the U.S. illegally.  He has been charged with first-degree murder and is awaiting extradition to Virginia for trial and sentencing.  

Manson Follower Granted Parole:   A panel of California Parole Board has voted to grant parole for Leslie Van Houten, a former follower of Charles Manson, convicted of murder more than 40 years ago.  John Rogers of the Associated Press reports that Van Houten was the youngest of the Manson cult that participated in the 1969 Tate-La Bianca murders in Southern California.  While she did not participate in the brutal murders of actress Sharon Tate and four others, days later she joined other followers at the Los Angeles home of Leno and Rosemary La Bianca, first holding down the woman while others stabbed her, then taking a knife and stabbing her at least 12 times.  The group then used blood from the two victims to write "Death to Pigs" on a wall in the home.  Governor Jerry Brown must now decide to allow, deny, or modify Van Houten's parole, or ask the full Board of Parole Hearings to reconsider the panel's decision.

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