(fashion) A California judge has agreed to compel Charles Manson's supposed grandson to take a DNA test to confirm whether he is entitled to inherit the cult leader's estate.
Court documents obtained by DailyMail.com revealed that, on Friday, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge granted a motion to compel Jason Freeman - the man who claims to be Charles Manson's grandson - to take a DNA test in an effort to establish 'probative and relevant evidence' showing that Freeman is actually biologically related to Manson, who died in 2017.
The DNA test request was put in by memorabilia collector and Manson pen pal Michael Channels on August 22, according to Fox 5.
A California judge has granted a motion to force Charles Manson's 'grandson,' Jason Freeman (left) to take a DNA test to prove his biological relationship to the cult leader, following a request put forward by Manson's prison pen pal, Michael Channels (right)
Channels and Freeman are the only two remaining contenders left to inherit Manson's estate.
Channels has claimed that he was friends with Manson for 30 years and has a document that Manson wrote in 2002 that states he left his remains and estate to Channels.
Freeman, 43, meanwhile, has claimed to be the son of Charles Manson Jr., aka Charles Jay White, the killer's legitimate son from his 1955 marriage, giving him a biological claim to the Manson estate.
In December 2018, Freeman said that he would not voluntarily take a DNA test to prove his kinship to Mason, but said that he would do so if he was ordered to do it by the court.
Channels claims that he was friends with Manson (in 1969) for 20 years and that Manson, in 2002, gave him a will that left his remains and estate to Channels
Manson (in 2017, left) died in prison in November 2017. His legitimate son, Charles Manson Jr., aka Charles White (right), committed suicide in 1993
Freeman claims that he is White's biological son and has a claim to Manson's estate. In 1986, an Ohio family court decreed that White is Freeman's father, but he does not appear on his birth certificate and no child support payments were collected from him
Freeman, a father of four from Bradenton, Florida, told DailyMail.com at the time that 'There are people on the other team (Channels and his lawyers) who are trying to build a case against me. They think that a DNA test would prove something different.
'If the DNA test was a match nothing changes. If it's not a match, it does not take away the fact that this man I knew all my life was my grandfather.'sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more
Freeman, who runs a building contracting business, added: 'If the court ordered me to take a DNA test I would. I am confident that a DNA