Jurisdictional issues can affect any case and are most likely to be more common in America where the variances in counties and states are, perhaps, greater than anywhere else in the world. Such concerns affect all cases in terms of venue and the ties that parties may have to a certain jurisdiction over another.
The death of Charles Manson has been no exception to challenging jurisdiction. His recent death has to lead to unexpected claims over his remains and the venue for the matter still needs to be decided.
Shortly after his death, two Wills have resurfaced with each one leaving the estate to a different person. He died at a hospital in Bakersfield, California but those that wish to claim rights reside in a different jurisdiction. A judge in Los Angeles considers it to be too early to determine who has the right to the remains and the estate of the cult leader that died in November. He was originally have thought not to have any next of kin and now that people claiming entitlement have surfaced, the decision over his remains and estate should be decided in a separate hearing. The judge will also decide whether the case should be tried in the county where he lived before the crimes that he was involved in were committed, where he was imprisoned before his death or where he died. Continue reading ›