Charles Manson May Be Gaining a Family Member

The convicted murderer and his 26-year-old girlfriend have taken steps to marry

Charles Manson is an 80-year-old convicted murderer serving a life sentence at Corcoran State Prison. He’s also possibly a groom-to-be. He and his 26-year-old girlfriend, Afton Elaine Burton, have been issued a marriage license, which will remain valid for 90 days. Although Manson previously scoffed at  reports that he intended to wed Burton, a wedding coordinator has now been assigned to the couple by the prison. Asked why she wants to marry Manson, whose killing spree terrorized Angelenos more than 40 years ago, Burton told the Associated Press that she loves him, and that marrying her imprisoned boyfriend would give her access to information regarding his case that’s only available to relatives. The nuptials, she added, are “going to happen.”