This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Charles Manson's Fiancée Reportedly Wants To Make Money Off His Corpse
While we already thought it was weird enough that Charles Manson managed to charm and snag himself a 27-year-old fiancée during his life sentence in prison, we didn't think it would get this bizarre. A journalist is now saying that the only reason Manson's main squeeze wants to marry him is because she's an entrepreneur. Her zany plan reportedly involves her getting ownership of Manson's corpse when he dies one day, then putting his body on public display in a glass case—just like Lenin’s Tomb—and sit back while the morbidly curious pays the big bucks to see his body. Cue in the "she only wanted him for his body" jokes.
Journalist Daniel Simone, who is co-writing The Retrial of Charles Manson book, told the New York Post that the 80-year-old cult leader who once orchestrated a series of murders says he no longer plans on walking down the aisle (not in a church but inside the walls of California State Prison, Corcoran) with his ardent fan Afton Elaine Burton (aka Star). Simone said Manson has "finally realized that he’s been played for a fool." Plus, Manson apparently thinks the whole idea of keeping him in a glass case is stupid because he's immortal and can live forever. Okay...
The couple arranged for a marriage license on Nov. 7, and it was deemed that they would get 90 days to tie the knot. However, the license expired last Thursday without them exchanging what we can only imagine as not-creepy-at-all vows. Burton, who's been living near the prison for the last nine years so she can visit Manson, wrote on her Geocities-like website that she runs on the cult leader that the wedding didn't happen because of "an unexpected interruption in logistics."
Burton added that they plan on renewing the license soon so they can get hitched in the coming months. We'll see about that as the Manson soap opera continues.
Here's a photo of the two:
Michael John Mammone, 58, was riding his bicycle Wednesday along Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point when he was assaulted.
Please don't hurt yourself.
Anthony Lowe was shot and killed by Huntington Park police on Jan. 26. 'Thank goodness that we’re in the era of videos,' said the family attorney as they file a federal civil rights lawsuit
The mountain lion's death comes about a month after the beloved P-22 was euthanized.
With two hikers still missing — one the well-known actor Julian Sands — expert mountaineers say the usual scarcity of snow in the L.A.-area makes it especially hard to get enough experience to safely venture out in harsh conditions.
But Yeoh is the first to publicly identify as Asian. We take a look at Oberon's complicated path in Hollywood.