CORCORAN, California (AP) – Mass murderer Charles Manson plans to marry a 26-year-old woman who left her Midwestern home and has spent the past nine years trying to help exonerate him.
Afton Elaine Burton, the bride-to-be, said she loves the man convicted in the notorious murders of seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate.
No date has been set, but a wedding coordinator has been assigned by the prison to handle the nuptials, and the couple has until early February to get married before they would have to reapply.
The Kings County marriage licence, viewed Monday by The Associated Press, was issued Nov 7 for the 80-year-old Manson and Burton, who lives in Corcoran – the site of the prison – and maintains several websites advocating his innocence.
Burton, who goes by the name “Star”, told the AP that she and Manson will be married next month.