Crazy in love? Charles Manson, who is serving a life term in prison for conspiracy and murder, is getting married to a woman who is less than half his age. He has named her ‘Star.’
Charles Manson, 80 years old, is about to become a married man. His future wife, whose real name is Afton Elaine Burton, 26, is a frequent visitor and longtime supporter of Manson. Afton now goes by the name “Star,” a name that Manson allegedly gave to her.
Charles Manson Getting Married to Longtime Visitor, 26
Well, if Charles Manson can find love while serving a lifetime prison sentence for conspiracy to murder and multiple murders, then there is hope for everyone.
On Nov. 7, a marriage license was issued to Manson and his visitor, Afton — also known as “Star” — to wed, reports People.
The license does not reveal an exact wedding date for the couple, but it does state that they have 90 days to tie the knot or else they will have to reapply.
Star claims that she and Manson will be married in Dec. 2014.
“Y’all can know that it’s true. It’s going to happen,” she told the Associated Press. “I love him. I’m with him. There’s all kinds of things.”
The license has been submitted to Corcoran State Prison, where a spokesperson confirmed that the prison will designate someone to complete the paperwork for the couple.
Manson & Star Will Not Be Allowed ‘Family’ Visits
Even if they go through with their marriage, Manson and Star will never be able to consummate their “love.”
Because of Manson’s “unique” situation, he is not allowed “family” visits — which is a polite way of saying conjugal visits, which would allow Manson and Star to have intercourse.
However, Star claims that this does not bother her because she is more interested in working on his case and helping Manson get released from prison.
“There’s certain things next of kin can do,” she said, explaining that she believes he is innocent and could receive a new trial to prove it.
Manson has been serving his prison sentence for the past 25 years, and will not be up for parole until 2027 — at which time he would be at least 93 years old.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do you think Manson should be able to get married? Do you think Star could possible get him released from prison once she’s his wife? What do you think about this bizarre news? Comment below!
— Lauren Cox