Charles Manson’s Grandson, Jason Freeman, Seeks Way To Bury Mass Murderer After GoFundMe Page Is Pulled
Charles Manson’s grandson, Jason Freeman, wants to find a way to bury the mass murderer after GoFundMe shut down his fundraising page on Thursday. “If we can’t raise money with GoFundMe, we’ll find another way,” he told the New York Daily News, “It will definitely be a group effort. It’s not just one person, it’s a lot of people holding hands.”
The GoFundMe page had reached $979, which was supposed to cover the legal, travel and burial fees for Manson’s remains in California, before it was shut down. “There’s a lot of people who want to contribute, and then there’s a lot of people who want to protest,” he said.
Manson’s body was in the possession of the Kern County coroner last week after dying of natural causes in a hospital in Bakersfield, California. After the 10-day grace period, if the legally approved person fails to contact to the designated funeral director, Mason’s body will be deemed unclaimed, states the California Code of Regulations governing inmate deaths. If this happens, the funeral home would make arrangements to send Manson to the Union Cemetery in Bakersfield to be cremated.
Manson’s followers killed pregnant actress, Sharon Tate and six others during a terrifying two-night murder spree in August 1969. Before being stabbed repeatedly, Tate begged for her life inside her Los Angeles house along with coffee heiress Abigail Folger, celebrity hair stylist Jay Sebring and two others. Manson was eventually convicted of nine murders and spent nearly half a century in prison before dying Sunday night at the age of 83.
Tate’s sister, Debra Tate, commented on Manson’s death last week. “I’ve processed through all of my hate for him. Hate isn’t healthy. It won’t bring my sister back. One could say I’ve forgiven him, but there’s a difference between forgiving and forgetting,” she said. “He was a sociopath and very dangerous, like his followers. He was the root of the problems, but he was the least of my worries. He wasn’t trying to get out of prison.”