The man who became the owner of Charles Manson's corpse because he is the murderer's grandson refuses to carry out a DNA test to prove that they are related.
Jason Freeman, 43, said that he would not voluntarily do a DNA test after Judge in Los Angeles, Judge Clifford Klein, asked him the question Friday.
The request to Freeman to prove his relationship with Manson came on behalf of the only other contender of his estate, memorabilia collector Michael Channels, who was one of four who tried to share their claim on Manson's body after he died in November.
Outside the court, Freeman, a four-year-old from Bradenton, Florida, told DailyMail.com: "There are people in the other team (channels and lawyers) trying to build a case against me. They think that a DNA test would be something else.
& # 39; If the DNA test was a match, nothing changes. If it is not a match, it does not take away that this man I knew my whole life was my grandfather. & # 39;
Jason Freeman, 43, won in March the drawn-out battle for the possession of Charles Manson's body after the killer died of natural causes last November. He claims to be the grandson of Manson, but refused to take a voluntary DNA test on Friday by a judge in Los Angeles
Manson died at the age of 83 after 47 years on death row for the murders in 1969 on seven people, including the heavily pregnant Hollywood actress Sharon Tate
Freeman, who runs a construction contractor, added: & # 39; If the judge ordered me to do a DNA test, I would. I am convinced that a DNA test would prove that I am the grandson of Charles Manson.
& # 39; In my eyes, my father was Charles Manson Jr. It is an open and closed business. & # 39;
With a shirt that & # 39; BE THE CHANGE & # 39; is, Freeman explained that his shirt & # 39; speaks for itself & # 39 ;. The world has to change, one person at a time. & # 39;
He said that he visits detainees in prison to accompany them and added: "I want to be a man who goes the right way. I want to help people. God has made the path. I'm just along for the ride. & # 39;
Freeman won earlier this year the drawn-out battle for the possession of the body of Manson, after Manson died on 19 November 2017 in the Corcoran State Prison, California, of natural causes.
Manson died at the age of 83 after 47 years on death row for the brutal murders of 1969 of seven people, including the heavily pregnant Hollywood actress Sharon Tate.
Freeman, a former combat martial artist, said he does not know what is in his grandfather's possessions.
The request to Freeman to prove his relationship with the killer came on behalf of the only other contender for the estate, memorabilia collector Michael Channels (photo), who was one of the four who claimed Manson's body after he died last year
Freeman, who runs a construction contractor, added: & # 39; If the judge ordered me to do a DNA test, I would. I am convinced that a DNA test would prove that I am the grandson of Charles Manson. & # 39; In my eyes, my father was Charles Manson Jr. It is an open and closed case & # 39;
But Alan Davis, the lawyer who represented Dale Kiken and was appointed by Freeman as manager of Manson's estate, told DailyMail.com: "There are boxes with stuff", referring to the killer's possessions the prison were but now in a warehouse.
& # 39; I do not know what's in those boxes. We have to make an inventory of everything and try to do everything possible.
& # 39; For me, this stuff is probably worth nothing. But for a collector, it can be worth a fortune. & # 39;
Some of Manson's most lucrative characters are probably not in those boxes. They would be the rights to the magazines and stories and the songs he wrote – two of which were recorded by Guns & Roses, and The Beachboys.
In order to make time available to take stock of all of Manson's assets and to get expert assessments, Judge Klein continued the case until 21 June next year.
Four people initially submitted petitions proclaiming their right to the legacy of Manson.
Michael Brunner and Matthew Roberts all loved being their offspring, but both claims were rejected last July, leaving only Freeman and Channels.
Freemen filed his claim by submitting a birth certificate and death certificate claiming to be Manson's grandson.
He says that when he was 11 he learned about his relationship with Manson, but his grandmother, Rosalie Willis, who apparently married Manson in the fifties, never mentioned him.
Freeman was one of the speakers at a memorial service at a funeral home in Porterville, 50 miles north of Bakersfield, where about 30 people – including Manson's one-time fiancée Afton Burton and former Manson Family cult member Sandra Good – along the open box
Before Freeman won the claim to Manson's body, Matthew Roberts (photo) was also fighting for it, claiming to be his son
Freeman claims that his father Charles Manson Jr. was not able to live with his shameful name, so he changed him to Charles White and finally shot his head in 1993.
In the meantime Memoribilia collector Channels says he has been friends with Manson for 30 years and claims to have written a document by Manson in 2002 that leaves his remains and estate to Channels.
The letter reportedly written by Manson states: & # 39; I have disowned both known sons and unknown children in the present and in the future. & # 39;
Freeman was declared the winner of the bitter legal battle for the possession of Manson's corpse. Kern County Commissioner Alisa Knight, in Bakersfield – 100 miles north of LA – stated: "Freeman is determined to be the remaining competent close family (Charles Manson). No conclusive evidence was provided to the court to refute Freeman's claim. & # 39;
Five days later – on St. Patrick's Day – Freeman was one of the speakers at a commemoration at a funeral home in Porterville, 50 miles north of Bakersfield, where 30 people lived, including Manson & # 39 ; s one-time fiancé Afton Burton and former Manson Family sect member Sandra Good – deposited along the open chest.
Manson – whose body was kept in the fridge for four months – was cremated on the same day and one of America's most feared and hated killer spas was strewn along a creek bed in a nearby forest.
THE & # 39; CHILDREN & # 39 ;, & # 39; SMALL SON & # 39; AND MEMORABILIA COLLECTOR THAT CAME WITHIN THE BODY AND THE ESTATE OF CHARLES MANSON
Charles Manson died in November and since then two of his children are a grandson & # 39; and a collector of memorabilia in Los Angeles appeared to claim the body of the cult leader and his legacy.
Evans, 48, only recently stepped forward to claim her claim on Manson's corpse and legacy.
She says she was born at the Spahn Ranch and was given up by her mother Andrea Kavakow at birth. She only discovered at the age of 15 who her father was.
Evans told DailyMail.com: & # 39; It's something that I've had to grow to live with. I am as much right as the next person to make a claim to his legacy. & # 39;
Roberts is a musician who lives in LA. He was adopted and grew up in Rockford, Illinois. He was told that Manson was his real father after he had traced his biological mother in 2001.
She told Roberts that nine months before he was born in 1968, she was raped by Manson during an orgy with drugs. But later she claimed that it was not rape but "powerful sex."
Although tried, DNA tests have not proved decisive, and Roberts claimed that Manson knew he was his son – and even sent people to find him.
Roberts claims to have a new typewritten will that was signed by Manson before he died.
Channels is a well-known collector and historian of Manson, was a longtime pen pal of the cult leader and had communicated with him for 20 years.
He claims that Manson made a testament in 2002 and gave it to him.
Roberts & Lawyers, however, have said that the likes of Channels may not be authentic because Manson's signature does not have a swastika – something that he normally draws.
Freeman, 41, a Florida drilling operator, claims to be the grandson and relatives of Manson.
He has filed documents to prove that he is the son of Charles Manson Jr. is, but the claim has not been confirmed.
Freeman said that if he were to receive the mortal remains of Manson, he would cremate them and secretly distribute them so that the location could not turn into a sick tourist destination.