Welp!!!! Mark this one under the strange category. Jason Freeman, a former mixed martial artist nicknamed Charles Manson III, has won the first round of court battles to claim the frozen corpse of deceased famed serial killer Charles Manson according to a report from the Twin Cities Pioneer Press.
The serial killer passed away in November 2017 at age 83. Manson was originally sentenced to death, but his sentence was commuted to life with the possibility of parole after California invalidated the state’s death penalty statute in 1972. His body remains on ice under a fake name in a California coroner’s office.
A local court heard arguments on behalf of at least four parties seeking the right to send off the notorious cult leader.
Kern County Superior Court Commissioner Alisa Knight made a decision on Monday night determining Freeman was Manson’s “surviving competent adult next of kin,” according to a written ruling.
Freeman recently appeared in a Facebook Live video alongside a puppet version of the murderer. “We’re going to do things as a family with Grandpa,” he said in the video as his own young son dangled the puppet, which featured wild hair and a swastika on its forehead. “There’s nothing wrong with that . . . finally, I get to take him fishing. Finally.”
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Freeman was the only child of Manson’s son (Charles Manson Jr.) from his first marriage to Rosalie Willis. Although the couple divorced in 1958, Charles Manson Jr. later changed his name to Charles Jay White. He died of suicide in June 1993, leaving behind one son — Jason Freeman.
“I’ve always known who my grandfather was, from as far back as I can remember,” Freeman told Rolling Stone recently. The two never met in person but developed a relationship over the phone during Manson’s last decade.
The 41-year old Freeman last competed seven years ago in March 2011 and left the sport with a 6-4, 1 NC record.