Michael Brunner, who lives in Wisconsin, brought his petition in Los Angeles Superior Court. He will compete there with Dale Kiken, an attorney for Manson grandson Jason Freeman, who also wants the appointment.
A hearing is scheduled March 9 before Judge Clifford Klein.
Manson spent nearly 50 years incarcerated and died Nov. 19 at age 83 at Bakersfield Mercy Hospital of heart failure triggered by colon cancer that had spread to other areas of his body.
Freeman and former Manson pen pal Michael Channels are seeking to obtain control of the killer’s remains. Channels said he has a copy of Manson’s will.
But in his court papers, Freeman says Manson died without a will and that any such document anyone claims to possess is a “forgery.”
Brunner’s petition also states Manson had no will.
–City News Service
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