Woman Wants Charles Manson's Body Feb 17, 2015 6:42:13 GMT -5
Post by Graveyardbride on Feb 17, 2015 6:42:13 GMT -5
Woman Wants Charles Manson’s Body
Charles Manson’s fiancée (above left) has spoken out for the first time about her engagement to tell the world: “I think he’s the most handsome man in the world.” Afton Elaine Burton, who goes by the mononym “Star,” tells Inside Edition on Monday night that she still plans to marry the 80-year-old convicted murderer despite the fact their marriage license expired earlier this month.
She insists Manson did not brutally murder Sharon Tate and six others and adds that she wants to “take very good care of him.” Her words come amid claims she tricked her murderous beau into an engagement so that she could place his corpse on display after his death. Side-stepping the allegation, Burton reminds the interviewer that she moved to California nine years ago to care for Manson, who is not eligible for parole until 2027 – when he will be 92. “Yes, I’m going to marry Charles Manson,” Burton declares. Manson has been in prison in Corcoran, Calif., since 1969, when he was convicted of murdering Roman Polanski’s wife, the actress Sharon Tate, and six others. He was aided by three women – his “followers.” Leslie Van Houten and Patricia Krenwinkel, remain encarcerated. A third, Susan Atkins, died of cancer in prison.
According to the New York Post, Burton tried to get the rights to Manson’s remains without marrying him, but was turned down. The paper indicated that she offered herself as his bride after being rebuffed, because Californian law allows spouses to choose what happens to their husbands’ and wives’ bodies after they die. The claims come from Daniel Simone, a journalist who has spoken extensively with Manson and is planning to write a book on him. He said Manson is now wise to the plot – and thinks it is ridiculous because he believes he’s immortal. “He’s finally realized that he’s been played for a fool,” Simone reported. “He feels he will never die ... Therefore, he feels it’s a stupid idea to begin with.” Simone also said Manson never had any intention of marrying Star – but kept up the pretense because she sent him gifts.
The prospect of Star’s becoming Mrs. Manson diminished this week after it emerged that the couple’s 90-day marriage license had expired. Prison rules dictate the two could marry only during visiting hours on a weekend – and they had their final shot two weeks ago before the license expired February 5. Simone said Manson has been unable to receive visitors lately because he is being treated for an infection. In a statement, Star has said she and Manson will still marry – but that an “interruption in logistics” got in the way. Last year, Star insisted she and Manson were madly in love and already consider themselves married. “I’m completely with him and he’s completely with me. It’s what I was born for, you know. I don’t know what else to say,” she said of the now grey-haired killer with the swastika tattooed on his forehead.
Manson was married twice before he was jailed, first to Rosalie Jean Willis from 1955 to 1958, and later to Candy Stevens between 1959 and 1963. He was sentenced to death in 1969 along with four of his disciples. He applied for parole in 2012, but was denied release.
Source: Alexander Simoah, CapitalBay, February 16, 2015.