BAKERSFIELD, CALIFORNIA — Matthew Roberts, 48, who purports to be the “son” of notorious homicidal cult leader Charles Manson, 82, appeared at the hospital to which Manson was transported from jail after becoming “seriously ill.”
Roberts said he believes Manson is “in a serious condition and having surgery” for a heart ailment. He also noted that he was alerted to the situation by Afton “Star” Burton who, in the past, has appeared to be the convicted killer’s “fiancée.”
Speaking to the press, Roberts stated:
“I want to get up there in person and see what’s going on. This could be it, that’s my greatest fear. If he’s on his deathbed, I would like to tell him I love him, because I do. Everybody has a unique and special sort of love for their progenitors, even if they are different or disturbed or monsters.”
Roberts, a disc jockey from Rockford, Illinois, said he discovered that Manson was his biological father in 2009. The physical resemblance between the men can only be described as remarkable. Roberts said he knew he was adopted, but only later in life did he find his biological mother. She told him that Manson raped her at a drug-enflamed orgy, resulting in Roberts’ birth.
In a Daily Mail interview, Roberts said: “I was frightened and angry. It’s like finding out that Adolf Hitler is your father. I’m a peaceful person — trapped in the face of a monster. My hero is Gandhi. I’m an extremely nonviolent, peaceful person, and a vegetarian. I don’t even kill bugs!”
Main photo: Matthew Roberts [CCN video/screenshot]