Charles Manson’s grandson is asking for an emergency court order to take whatever possessions the cult leader might still have in a California prison before it’s dumped, according to court documents obtained exclusively by RadarOnline.com.
According to the Aug. 14., 2018 petition filed by Dale Kiken, who is acting as an administrator of the estate for Manson’s grandson, Jason Freeman, the Department of Corrections at Corcoran State Prison in California is still holding personal effects and clothing that belonged to the cult leader.
Manson died at a Kern County Hospital on Nov. 19, 2017 at the age of 83. An informational copy obtained exclusively by Radar revealed Manson died of acute cardiac arrest and other complications, including respiratory failure and metazoic colon cancer.
The Helter Skelter cult mastermind spent 47 years in prison before his death, after he was found guilty of orchestrating the murders of Sharon Tate and eight other innocent victims in a crime spree in 1969 that shocked the nation.
Since there is still an ongoing court battle over Manson’s estate between Freeman and Manson’s former pen pal, Michael Channels, Kiken is asking a judge to allow him to obtain those possessions and relocate them in a storage facility.
A hearing has been set on December 14 concerning Freeman and Channel’s competing petitions for Manson’s estate, but that issue still probably would not be resolved before prison officials have to move Manson’s possessions out of the facility.
“The one year anniversary of the date of the Decedent’s death shall occur on November 19, 2019, after which the Director of Corrections will be able to dispose of or destroy the Decedent;s possessions …,” Kiken wrote in the affidavit. “These personal items are part of the estate and should be turned over to an administrator so they are not disposed by the Department of Corrections. These items may have intrinsic value due to the notoriety of the Decedent and may be the only things of value in his estate.”
Kiken added that unless a special administrator is appointed, Manson’s possessions will be destroyed even before the December hearing concerning the estate.
“In the course of marshaling those possessions, I anticipate relocating them to a suitable storage facility. I therefore request that I be authorized, as Special Administrator, to utilize any marshaled money assets in payment of storage facility fees and for any transportation reasonably necessary to relocate the marshaled assets to a storage facility.”
A hearing has been scheduled on Aug. 28 at Los Angeles Superior Court concerning the emergency petition.
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