A few months ago, we reported on Afton Elaine Burton, who calls herself “Star,” the 27 year-old woman who obtained a marriage license to marry infamous killer Charles Manson.
Now their license has expired, and sources close to Manson, 80, say this is because Star was actually using him to cash in after his death by turning his body into a tourist attraction. According to Daily Mail, Star planned to display Manson’s corpse in a glass coffin after his death and turn it into a tourist attraction.
Star first tried to obtain the rights to Manson’s remains without marrying him, but she was turned down. Only then did she offer herself up as a bride, because in California spouses can choose what happens to their husband’s or wife’s corpse.
Rather than be offended by the plot, Manson instead thinks it is ridiculous because he believes he is immortal.
“He’s finally realized that he’s been played for a fool,” said Daniel Simone, a journalist who has interviewed Manson many times and is writing a book about him. “He feels he will never die… Therefore, he feels it’s a stupid idea to begin with.”
Simone added that Manson never intended to marry Star, but he kept the pretense up only because it meant presents kept coming to his cell.
The “couple’s” marriage license expired on February 5. Star said in a statement that they still intend to marry, but that an “interruption in logistics” got in the way. Manson has been unable to receive visitors the last few weeks as he is being treated for an infection.