Charles Manson’s Remains Will Go to Purported Grandson, Judge Rules

Jason L. Freeman, a purported grandson of Charles Manson, claimed in court papers that he was the notorious killer’s true heir.

Now, it appears, Mr. Freeman will get that chance.

In a messy legal battle over Mr. Manson’s remains and belongings, a judge in Kern County, Calif., ruled on Monday that Mr. Freeman, a Florida man who had claimed that his father was Mr. Manson’s son, was the "surviving competent adult next of kin."

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