Original Post – 2/3/2015
Via- Yahoo News
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A 26-year-old woman with the nickname Star who says she is going to marry 80-year-old mass murderer Charles Manson will have to wait a while longer.
Afton Elaine Burton and Manson got a marriage license last year to stage a wedding inside a visiting room at California State Prison, Corcoran.
However, it expires Thursday, meaning they missed their chance to tie the knot over the weekend, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokesman Jeffrey Callison said Monday.
Weddings are not held on weekdays at the prison.
If the wedding is ever going to happen, the couple must register for a new Kings County marriage license.
Burton, who says she loves Manson, left her home In Illinois and has spent the last nine years living near the Central California prison.
Manson was convicted of killing seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate, the wife of director Roman Polanski.
Burton, who maintains websites espousing Manson’s innocence, has not responded to recent requests seeking comment on the relationship. Shortly after obtaining the license, she told The Associated Press the nuptials were imminent: “Y’all can know that it’s true,” she said in November. “It’s going to happen.”
The expiring license indicates that Burton intends to take Manson’s last name, if they are married.
James McGrath, a New York City photo agency editor, said he maintains contact with Burton and she intends to obtain another 90-day license and go ahead with the marriage.
Manson became notorious in 1969 as the leader of a “family” of young killers.
Manson follower Susan Atkins died of cancer behind bars, but Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel remain imprisoned. So do Charles “Tex” Watson, Bruce Davis and Robert Beausoleil, who is expected to have a parole hearing Feb. 19. Manson is eligible for parole next in 2027.
If this isn’t the plot from the next Nicholas Sparks novel then I don’t know what is. True love knows no bounds I guess. I hate to give props to a homicidal lunatic, but you can’t really help but be impressed that Manson is still into chicks after being in prison for so long. Everyone knows how the narrative goes, gay for the stay. Hell, even the homie Ja Rule got a little light in his loafers during his prison stint, and he was only in for three years. The fact that Manson has been in prison for almost twice as long as I’ve been alive but can still pull 26 year olds is downright flabbergasting. Makes me wonder what I’m doing wrong. How does that even work exactly? I’m not just talking about Manson either. Lots of folks get married while they’re in prison. Is there some sort of jail Tinder that I don’t know about? Do they have male and female penitentiary mixers on Friday nights or something?
Again, tough for me to get on board with Charles Manson. Dude is literally the face of evil, but the guy looks like he found himself a down ass chick. Anytime a woman is willing to drop what she’s doing and move across the country to be with you, you know what you’ve got is something special. So good for them I guess? I’m sure they will have a very happy, wholesome marriage with absolutely no problems whatsoever.
PS- Big time WOULD NOT, for the record.
UPDATE – 2/9/2015
Via- New York Post
Manson’s engagement to a woman 53 years his junior was part of a wild scheme of hers to profit by putting his body on public display after his death, says the author of an upcoming book.
Manson’s fiancée, 27-year-old Afton Elaine Burton, known as Star, sought to wed the convicted mastermind of the Sharon Tate murder and eight other slayings so that she could gain possession of his corpse, according to journalist Daniel Simone.
Burton and a pal, Craig Hammond, planned to lay out Manson’s remains in a glass crypt, Simone says. The pair figured their bizarre California version of Lenin’s Tomb would draw huge crowds and make big money.
But Manson, 80, does not want to marry Burton and has no interest in spending eternity displayed in a glass coffin, Simone told The Post. “He’s finally realized that he’s been played for a fool,” Simone said.
Another reason the madman balked at the plan is because he believes he is immortal. “He feels he will never die,” Simone said. “Therefore, he feels it’s a stupid idea to begin with.”
Initially, the duo asked Manson to sign a document that would let them take his body when he dies.
“He didn’t give them a yes, he didn’t give them a no. He sort of strung them along,” Simone said. Burton and Hammond regularly brought Manson toiletries and other items. Stringing them along kept the goodies coming, Simone said.
When it became clear last year that the purportedly death-proof Manson would not green-light the plan, Burton and Hammond switched to the marriage idea, Simone says.
If Burton married Manson, the pair realized, California law would give her possession of Manson’s remains upon his death, Simone said.
Simone believes Manson never intended to marry Burton. “Manson never consented to the wedding in the first place and never will,” he said.
Well color me fucked. I don’t know what to believe anymore. Down is up, left is right, and I think it’s safe to say my pet’s heads have officially fallen off. What a shame, I was really looking forward to that wedding.
These hoes ain’t loyal.