A free daily digest of the biggest news stories of the day - and the best features from our website
Thank you for signing up to TheWeek. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.
Wedding bells won't be ringing for Charles Manson and his potential bride Afton Elaine Burton, as time has essentially run out on their marriage license.
The 80-year-old mass murderer and his 27-year-old admirer applied for the license in November, the Los Angeles Times reports, and since visitors are only allowed on the weekends, they won't be able to marry before it expires on Thursday. Had the wedding at Corcoran State Prison taken place, Manson would have been allowed to wear a wedding ring, but would not have qualified for conjugal visits. On the marriage license, it said that Burton — who wanted to marry the cult leader so she could work on his case — planned to take the Manson name.
Manson, whose followers killed actress Sharon Tate and several others in the late 1960s, has been in prison since 1971, and after being denied parole numerous times over the years won't be eligible again until 2027, when he will be 92.
Continue reading for free
We hope you're enjoying The Week's refreshingly open-minded journalism.
Subscribed to The Week? Register your account with the same email as your subscription.