I know that the the breakup of this perfect romance is going to devastate so many of you:
Manson’s engagement to a woman 53 years his junior was part of a wild scheme of hers to profit by putting his body on public display after his death, says the author of an upcoming book.
Manson’s fiancée, 27-year-old Afton Elaine Burton, known as Star, sought to wed the convicted mastermind of the Sharon Tate murder and eight other slayings so that she could gain possession of his corpse, according to journalist Daniel Simone.
Burton and a pal, Craig Hammond, planned to lay out Manson’s remains in a glass crypt, Simone says. The pair figured their bizarre California version of Lenin’s Tomb would draw huge crowds and make big money.
Golly, whoever would have guessed that a woman who wanted to marry Charles Manson was creepy and unstable?
Props for working in a reference to Lenin, one of the extremely finite number of people in the world compared to whom Charles Manson looks good by comparison…