Charles Manson’s remains will be given to grandson
Charles Manson’s remains are staying in the family.
The body of the cult leader will be given to grandson Jason Freeman, a Kern County Court Commissioner ruled Monday night, according to the Bakersfield Californian.
“Freeman is hereby determined to be the surviving competent adult next of kin of the decedent. No sufficient probative evidence was provided to this court to refute Freeman’s claim,” Commissioner Alisa R. Knight said in her ruling.
Freeman had been feuding over the remains with both Manson’s biological son, Michael Brunner, and his prison pen pal Michael Channels.
In 1971, Manson was convicted of nine murders, all of which were carried out by his followers. He was initially sentenced to death, but was instead given life in prison with the possibility of parole when the death penalty was briefly outlawed in 1972.
He was denied parole 12 times between November 1978 and April 2012 and died on Nov. 19. He was 83.