Saturday 20 October 2018

Battle over body of Charles Manson won by grandson

Court official ruled Jason Freeman can collect the body of the cult leader from a California morgue.

Charles Mansons Remains
Charles Mansons Remains

By Associated Press Reporter

A grandson of cult leader Charles Manson has won the bizarre California court battle for the killer’s corpse.

Jason Freeman of Florida can collect the remains of Manson from the morgue in Bakersfield, a Kern County Superior Court commissioner ruled on Monday.

Manson’s body has been on ice since he died in November in a Bakersfield hospital. He had been serving a life prison sentence for orchestrating the 1969 killings of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and eight others.

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Charles Mansons Remains

The fight for Manson’s remains was waged between Freeman, a man who claims he was fathered by Manson before his followers carried out the heinous slayings, and a pen pal who collects so-called Manson memorabilia.

The dispute over the body foreshadows a similar fight over his estate in a Los Angeles courtroom.

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