Charles Manson granted license to marry woman, 26, who visits him in prison


Mass murderer Charles Manson has been granted a marriage license.

The former commune leader, 80, appears set to marry 26-year-old Afton "Star" Burton behind bars, who left her home nine years ago to be with the convicted killer.

The dynamic duo's marriage license was issued November 7, according to the Associated Press. The blushing bride-to-be told the AP she plans to marry Manson next month.

"Y'all can know that it's true, It's going to happen," she insisted. "I love him, I'm with him. There's all kinds of things."

Charles Manson Gets License To Marry Afton Burton
Charles Manson Gets License To Marry Afton Burton

They can invite up to 10 people plus an outside person to officiate over their vows.

Once married, the pair can have conjugal visits, California officials told the AP. Family can also obtain information and help to get Manson another trial.

"There's certain things next of kin can do," Star told the AP, insisting he would be set free.Star has previously insisted in multiple media interviews that she would marry Manson, a man found guilty in 1972 of orchestrating at least seven murders.

California marriage licenses are valid for 90-days. Should the lovebirds not marry within that timeframe, they would need to reapply for another license.

Star began secretly writing Manson from across the country when she was only a teenager and then moved to California to be closer to him when she was only 18-years-old, her father told the Daily Mail.

"Daddy I'm getting married to Charlie," father Phil Burton recalled his daughter telling him. The family refuses to go to the wedding but insisted to the British tabloid they would not condemn her decision.

"We have not, we are not going to and we never will, no matter what she does in her life, disown our daughter," said Phil Burton. "I love my daughter, my wife loves my daughter and I know she still loves us.

Phil Burton's unwavering devotion to his daughter came shortly after a CNN interview in which she professed her undying love for man behind bars for his part in ending seven lives.

"I'm completely with him, and he's completely with me," she told the cable news network. "It's what I was born for, you know. I don't know what else to say.

"I don't care what ... people think," she continued. "It doesn't make any difference."

Manson's group of followers, dubbed "The Family," carried out the killings at his behest.

They infamously killed actress Sharon Tate, when she was only weeks from giving birth to movie producer Roman Polanski's baby, and four others at Polanski's California home.

The Family also killed record producer Gary Hinman, who lived in Polanski's house prior to the director, and another couple.

Manson dubbed the murderous operation "Helter Skelter," after a Beatles song of the same name, authorities said during his trial, but Star insisted the name was made up.

"Charlie never believed in something called Helter Skelter. That didn't have anything to do with why those people were killed," she told CNN without providing any further explanation.

Subsequent reports suggested Manson bragged to a family attorney that he killed many more people on his own, but those rumors have not been substantiated by police.

Manson is not eligible for parole until he is at least 92-years-old.

Is This 25-Year-Old Woman Really Getting Married to Charles Manson?
Is This 25-Year-Old Woman Really Getting Married to Charles Manson?

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