Charles Manson will not go through with marrying his avid fan Afton Elaine Burton, who frequently goes by the name “Star.”

Charles Manson Marriage Canceled

Manson, 80, had applied for a marriage license with Burton, 27, so that they might wed. However, the marriage license has since expired, and reports are now alleging that Burton was scheming to marry the convicted murderer and cult leader so that she could put his body on display after his death. The revelation about the money-making scheme has reportedly caused Manson to cancel the wedding plans.

“He’s finally realized that he’s been played for a fool,” journalist Daniel Simone told the New York Post. Additionally, since Manson believes he’s immortal, he thinks Burke’s plans are futile anyway. “He feels he will never die,” Simone said. “Therefore, he feels it’s a stupid idea to begin with.”

Burton was allegedly cooking up the scheme with her pal Craig Hammond. They hoped that they would gain control of Manson’s body in the event of his death and have it encased in a glass crypt that people would be able to visit, similarly to former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin.


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Despite the negative press, Burton’s website claims that she still has every intention of marrying Manson.

“They plan on renewing the license, and things will move forward in the coming months,” the web statement read, explaining that the delay is “due to an unexpected interruption in logistics.”

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