Just when you thought it couldn’t get crazier, it does. Last year, the incarcerated Charles Manson made the news again after it was announced that he will be marrying a woman 53 years younger than him. Now it seems the wedding has been called off because Manson found out that his bride-to-be only wants his corpse. The 27-year-old Elaine Burton, who goes by the name of Star, apparently hopes that she would gain possession of Charles Manson’s corpse through marriage so that she and her friends could display Charles Manson’s dead body in a tourist attraction.
According to journalist Daniel Simone, Burton and a friend named Craig Hammond, planned to put Charles Manson’s body in a glass crypt in order to draw crowds and gain money in the process. “He’s finally realized that he’s been played for a fool,” Simone said. According to Simone, Charles Manson didn’t like the idea because he believes that he is immortal. Simone said, “He feels he will never die. Therefore, he feels it’s a stupid idea to begin with.”
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Charles Manson and Elaine Burton’s marriage license expired last week. However, Burton said that they are still planning on pushing through with the wedding. “They plan on renewing the license, and things will move forward in the coming months,” Burton said in a statement. She claimed that the wedding was postponed because of an “unexpected interruption in logistics”.
According to Simone, Charles Manson was entered in a prison medical facility because of an infection and that he cannot entertain any visitors. However, California prison officials have yet to confirm Charles Manson’s condition and whereabouts.
Simone is currently writing a book about Manson with collaborator, Heidi Jordan Ley. The authors claimed that they have been in contact with Manson as well as other inmates of Corcoran State Prison, with Simone and Manson speaking on the phone regularly before his phone privileges were suspended two years ago.
Burton and Hammond initially wanted Manson to sign a document releasing his body to them after his death. “He didn’t give them a yes, he didn’t give them a no. He sort of strung them along,” Simone said. Burton and Hammond regularly brought him toiletries and other items, thinking that Manson would eventually give in to their wishes.
When it became clear that Manson wouldn’t agree to sign the document, Burton decided to marry Manson instead because California law would give her Manson’s body upon his death.
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