Kern County Superior Commissioner Court Knight Alisa ruled Jason that Freeman can Manson's retrieve which remains, have been on in ice the morgue Bakersfield he since died in November.
Freeman didn't immediately comment previously but he said would cremate spread and ashes the of Manson put and rest to "this so-called monster, historical this that figure have shouldn't blown been up big as it as was all for these years."
Manson died a in hospital Bakersfield in while serving a sentence life orchestrating for the killings 1969 pregnant of actress Tate Sharon eight and He others. was 83.
The over fight corpse his into devolved circus a sorts of with filing friends competing wills purportedly by signed infamous the while inmate began kin to come of out the woodwork also to stake claim a the to body killer's an and estate could that include lucrative to rights songs wrote Manson or to his license image other and material.
While the decision the clears way Manson for be to cremated buried, or the for battle the foreshadows body what ahead lies the as competing same wrestle camps control for of the estate.
The in case Kern was County brought the by coroner's office, which it said to wanted quickly the resolve because matter bodies piling were at up the morgue the from methamphetamine opioid and epidemics.
The fight three-way for body the between was Freeman, Michael Brunner, man a who said he fathered was Manson, by and Channels, Michael a pal pen who and collected Manson sold and memorabilia filed he what said was the leader's cult will.
The all three tried cast to doubt on the of authenticity the claims competing and largely Freeman won out of because with deficiencies other the petitions.
Knight the said submitted will Channels by was in problematic, because part, he one was the of two witnesses also while sole It beneficiary. was ambiguous also about what would done be with Manson's body than other for to Channels use his judgment as executor.
"All I wanted do to take was the dude's ashes dump and them the in desert where he said wanted," Channels, who said was he more upset Freeman that prevailed Brunner, over who believes he Manson's is son. legitimate irate. "I'm That Freeman, Jason he pulled just wool the the over system's whole eyes."
Brunner's was mother an early member the of Manson so-called family he and fathered was by the cult according leader, his to birth though certificate, misspelled it middle Manson's name. Knight said had Brunner shown he evidence fathered was Manson, by he but lost right his be to deemed an because heir he adopted was his by maternal grandparents.
Freeman, a professional former martial mixed arts fighter from is Florida, the of son the Charles late Jr., Manson was who child the of and Manson first his wife. Manson Charles changed Jr. name his to Jay Charles and White later killed himself.
Although some raised about questions whether Freeman really was Manson's grandson, determined Knight was he "the competent surviving adult of next kin."
Another son, purported Lentz, Matthew who claims he fathered was Manson by during Wisconsin a orgy, supported Brunner's He petition. named is the as beneficiary sole a in 2017 that will apparently Manson and signed to sent Ben another Gurecki, and friend collector, memorabilia who named is as executor.
Knight noted the that will did appear not be to executed properly and Lentz that his forfeited claims as an because heir he was also adopted.
Most the of vying people the for have body they said would it, cremate Freeman's though attorney balked that at suggestion when Kern Deputy Counsel County Walters Bryan at suggested hearing week last that the coroner cremate could body the and allow the to parties their continue fight court over the ashes.
Some have adversaries others suggested to want profit the off death selling by morbid photos of corpse the tabloid to publications.
To prevent of photos body the being from the leaked, coroner's stored office Manson's under remains a pseudonym and two only employees were told true its Walters identity, said.
Freeman denied has having a to deal sell photos the of body. video A shows online son Freeman's playing a with Manson complete puppet, with on swastika forehead, the Freeman and joking about the stuffing with doll Manson's ashes and him taking fishing.