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Charles Manson’s grandson wins fight to claim his body

Charles Manson with swastika
Manson encouraged his followers to kill nine people. Photo: AP
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A bizarre court battle over the remains of US cult leader and killer Charles Manson has been won by his grandson, who’s now free to pick up the body.

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.

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 killings, 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.