Four months ago, Charles Manson (yes, the Charles Manson you’re thinking of) obtained a marriage license so he could marry 26-year-old Afton Burton.
Burton visited Manson in prison for years and developed what can easily be called a weird romantic connection with him. She said last year, “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.”
Well, it turns out that Burton wanted Manson for his body, Specifically, his corpse.
Journalist Daniel Simone claims that Burton wanted to marry Manson to get possession of his corpse when he dies, and put it in a glass crypt, where she could make it into an attraction of sorts, much like Lenin’s Tomb.
And Manson reportedly learned of this and called the wedding off. Why? Well, get this:
Another reason the madman balked at the plan is because he believes he is immortal. “He feels he will never die,” Simone said. “Therefore, he feels it’s a stupid idea to begin with.”
[image via California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation]
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