An emerging image reportedly shows Charles Manson lying on his deathbed mere minutes before he died.
The grainy photo, obtained by DailyMailTV, appears to show the infamous cult leader lying on a hospital bed that’s overrun with wires and tubes. The Daily Mail wrote that Manson, 83, remained chained to his bed until he expired.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Manson died on November 19 from natural causes at a hospital in Kern County, California. At the time, the octogenarian was serving life without parole for directing his “family” to kill actress pregnant Sharon Tate, Abigail Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, Leno and Rosemary LaBianca, Steven Parent, and Jay Sebring in Los Angeles in August 1969.
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The convicted killer’s death sentence was commuted to life in 1972 when California ruled the death penalty unconstitutional.
Reports indicated that Manson was hospitalized in January for a severe intestinal lesion that required surgery. However, doctors determined that he was too weak to undergo the procedure and sent him back to Corcoran State Prison.
The Daily Mail indicated that the prison is still in possession of Manson’s body as issues surrounding his estate and art collection are handled. As CrimeOnline also reported, the prison will cremate Manson if a relative doesn’t claim his body within 10 days.
The late inmate supposedly didn’t list a next of kin and didn’t designate anyone to take ownership of his body. However, Manson apparently had at least three biological sons: Charles Manson Jr. who changed his name to Jay White before committing suicide in 1993 and two other sons who changed their names and live private lives.
Despite this, the Mail noted that Manson supposedly had two wills: One where he listed his heir as Matthew Roberts, a man who claims to be the cult leader’s son; and another where he instructed that everything go to Michael Channels, his prison pen pal and seasoned Manson memorabilia collector.
[Featured Image: Charles Manson/Corcoran State Prison]