These are the rival wills at the center of a court battle for Charles Manson's estate and his body – and DailyMailTV can reveal the two have radically different signatures.
Two wills have now been lodged in court as the 'authentic' wishes of the serial killer, with the second one seen for the first time Thursday after it was obtained by DailyMailTV.
It leaves everything to the cult leader's 'son', Matthew Roberts, and gives him the right to arrange for Manson's burial.
The eight-page document was signed by Manson on January 11 this year, and given to the cult leader's friend and long time confidante Ben Gurecki. He was named executor.
The will is being lodged at Kern County Probate Court by attorney Spencer Kuvin.iPhone transfer software
The court has already received another purported will, leaving Manson memorabilia fanatic Michael Channels everything and claiming to have been signed in February 14, 2002 and obtained by TMZ.
Kuvin told DailyMail.com he is prepared to challenge the authenticity of the 2002 will in its entirety, saying its signature may not be genuine because it lacks a swastika - setting the scene for a bitter and protracted battle over Manson's estate and possibly even his remains.
Two rival wills have been filed for the estate of Charles Manson. The new document filed by Charles Manson's 'son' Matthew Roberts includes a swastika while the first will filed by Manson's pen pal Michael Channels has a different signature. Pictured: Roberts' will dated January 2017
Channels, a memorabilia collector, filed what he claims is Manson's will, dated February 2002 (pictured), on Tuesday. High profile attorney Spencer Kuvin said he has serious doubts over the 'viability' of that will because Manson didn't sign it properly and it's missing a swastika
The two documents are likely to spark a bitter court battle because both wills feature two completely different signatures. Pictured: Channels (left) and Roberts (right)
He said: 'I question very sincerely this document from the pen pal. I question the viability of the will, we need to take a long look at it.'
Kuvin says by law the new will should supersede the 15-year-old document filed by Channels.
He said: 'If you look at it I don't see a signature, it is something scrawled across the middle of the document that doesn't appear to be Charlie Manson's signature.
'If you take a close look at the signature on the last page of Matthew's will, that's Charlie Manson's signature and it's very clear and it's signed in his own hand, what's more it's signed with his mark, which sadly is the mark of the swastika.'
Several online auction sites, such as Charles Manson Autographs, claim to have documents signed by Manson, with signatures featuring swastikas.
Manson's friend Gurecki, however, does say he recognizes Manson's name written across the page but suggests it's an autograph rather than a formal signature - unusual given the document was meant to be his last will and testament.
The will includes a bizarre handwritten note from Manson, saying: 'I'm not in the best spot to rest in peace. To some people my name is Manson but I'm sad.'
But DailyMailTV can also reveal the red 'Charles Manson Authentic' stamp seen on the document released by TMZ last week, is in fact a memorabilia stamp used on dozens of Manson Family items Channels has sold online.
Those with knowledge of the situation believe it was Channels himself who drafted the document before convincing Manson to sign it - with the view of creating a valuable collector's item.
A high profile attorney for Roberts said: 'If you take a close look at the signature on the last page of Matthew's will, that's Charlie Manson's signature and it's very clear and it's signed in his own hand, what's more it's signed with his mark, which sadly is the mark of the swastika'. Pictured: Roberts with the more recently dated will
But DailyMailTV can also reveal the red 'Charles Manson Authentic' stamp seen on the document released by TMZ last week (pictured), is in fact a memorabilia stamp used on dozens of Manson Family items Channels has sold online
Kuvin said he will also take the position that as a biological heir Roberts - real name Matthew Robert Lentz - has a stronger claim against an estate for his father Manson than a pen pal
Online auctions claim to have documents signed by Manson. Pictured a postcard from Corcoran state prison allegedly signed by Manson with a swastika
Pictured: A check Manson allegedly signed with a swastika
On the stamp issue, attorney Kuvin said: 'Channels was probably going to use this will as some kind of memorabilia to sell.'
These points of contention will undoubtedly be raised in the ensuing court battle.
But Kuvin is confident his client Roberts has the stronger claim on Manson's estate and will win the day.
'As it stands now, it appears the most recent will executed by Mr Manson is the one that Matthew holds,' he said.
'And obviously the most recent will should control the estate, in fact the will that Matthew has, reads that it supersedes any prior wills.
'So the one will that has been published and put in the probate file is dated 2002 while Matthew's will is dated 2017.'
Kuvin said he will