Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Kern County Superior Court Judge Alisa Knight ended an ongoing legal battle between claimants to Charles Manson’s remains by awarding them to his grandson, Jason Freeman. Freeman is the son of Charles Manson Jr., who ended his own life in 1993. In the process, Judge Knight dismissed a claim by Matt Lentz, who said that Manson had fathered him in a Wisconsin orgy and another claim by Michael Channels, who had a will allegedly penned by Manson in 2002. Manson’s remains have been kept at an undisclosed location since his death on November 19, 2017.
See Charles Manson Death: Grandson to Get Body, BBC, March 13, 2018.
Special thanks to Molly Neace, estate planning attorney, for bringing this article to my attention.