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Corpse bride: Charles Manson’s fiancee allegedly just wanted him for his body

Looks like the wedding is off for Charles Manson and Afton Elaine Burton.
Looks like the wedding is off for Charles Manson and Afton Elaine Burton. MansonDirect.com

So you heard that Charles Manson was getting married, right? Well, looks like the bride-to-be was interested in more than happily ever after.

She wanted his dead body.

Journalist Daniel Simone tells The New York Post that Manson’s fiancee, Afton Elaine “Star” Burton, 27, had plans to put the madman’s body on display when he dies.

So sad. We thought it was true love.

According to Simone, Burton and a friend planned to lay out the remains of Sharon Tate’s murderer in a glass crypt and turn him into a sideshow.

“The pair figured their bizarre California version of Lenin’s Tomb would draw huge crowds and make big money,” says Simone, who is working a book called “The Retrial of Charles Manson.”

Someone must have told 80-year-old Charlie about the plans because “he’s finally realized that he’s been played for a fool,” says Simone, who thinks Manson never planned to get hitched anyway.

“Manson never consented to the wedding in the first place and never will,” Simone told the Post.

Manson said as much himself in a 2013 interview in Rolling Stone in which Burton, originally from St. Louis, talked about marrying the notorious killer.

“That's a bunch of garbage,” Manson told Rolling Stone. “That's trash. We're playing that for public consumption.”

The marriage license the two had recently secured expired last week, but the bride-to-be insists on her website that she and Manson plan to get it renewed and that the wedding has been postponed “due to an unexpected interruption in logistics.”

Simone reports that Manson is in a prison medical facility being treated for an infection and is not allowed visitors.

In the meantime, anyone know where these two kids are registered?

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