Charles Manson is still causing conflict after his death.
Infamously responsible for multiple murders, he wreaked havoc during his life.
According to a recent WPXI News article titled “Purported sons could be out of Charles Manson estate fight,” questions regarding the rights to Charles Manson estate continue.
Two men, Matthew Lentz, and Michael Brummer, both claim to be sons of the late Charles Manson.
A grandson, a penpal, and two “murderabilia” collectors are also making claims to the estate.
How will it end?
It is hard to say.
Lentz has no birth certificate naming him as a child of Manson, but he was listed as the sole beneficiary in a 2017 will.
This will also names collector Ben Gurecki as the executor.
Lentz must prove he should not be dismissed as a potential heir.
On the other hand, Brunner has a birth certificate naming Manson as his father.
He may not be a valid heir though.
He was adopted by his maternal grandparents.
Collector and pen pal Michael Channels also filed a will with the probate court.
However, it may be ignored because he is the executor and sole beneficiary—as well as one of the two witnesses.
In short, Channels is a walking and talking conflict of interest.
This leaves the grandson.
Jason Freeman may have the best odds since he was already granted possession of the body of Charles Manson for burial.
Freeman arranged for Manson to be cremated and his ashes spread.
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Reference: WPXI News (May 8, 2018) “Purported sons could be out of Charles Manson estate fight”