Apparently, some person is trying to paint a very different picture of recently deceased serial killer and cult leader Charles Manson —- by raising money to make sure he is “laid to rest with the honor, respect & dignity he deserves.”
Say what now?
A user named John Jones set up a GoFundMe fundraising page Wednesday for Manson’s funeral — and managed to amass almost $1,000 in donations before it was shut down.
Addressing Manson as his “dear friend and loved one,” Jones might have conveniently forgotten the fact Manson is one of the most notorious killers in American history.
Jones even included a little pity bait about how Manson’s grandson Jason Freeman recently lost his job, but more on him in a while.
“We will not sit back & let them throw Mr. Manson away like trash,” Jones continued in the fundraiser background.
“His whole life he lived with the pain of feeling unclaimed. We must not let this happen in death. Together we can help Jason bring his grandfather home & prove to the world Charles WAS LOVED & WILL BE CLAIMED!”
The page had raised $949 of its stated $15,000 goal before it was nixed.
Manson died in prison Monday of natural causes, and Freeman, 41, ha also said he wanted to have his grandfather cremated in California and then bring the ashes back to his home in Florida.
“Until I can make a rational decision about what to do next, I’d just like to have my grandfather’s remains sitting there with me,” Freeman recently told SF Gate. “I’ll be in California as soon as I can.”
Meanwhile, Freeman, a father of three and an oil rig worker, had never been officially recognized by Manson as his grandson, although Freeman has produced paperwork claiming his heritage, as he was born to a certain Charles Manson, Jr in 1976.
Freeman tells PEOPLE he first learned about his supposed infamous family history as a teenager.