After briefly capturing the world’s attention with their passionate love, and also because she was a 20-something preparing to marry America’s ancient Uncle Charlie, Charles Manson and Afton Elaine Burton have called off their engagement because she was just using his body. Typical.
Journalist Daniel Simone told the New York Post that Burton was with Manson because she wanted his corpse when he dies, and that she and “a pal, Craig Hammond, planned to lay out Manson’s remains in a glass crypt…The pair figured their bizarre California version of Lenin’s Tomb would draw huge crowds and make big money.” They could call it Manson Mania!
Manson, 80, does not want to marry Burton and has no interest in spending eternity displayed in a glass coffin, Simone told the Post. “He’s finally realized that he’s been played for a fool,” Simone said.
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.” (Via NY Post)
That’s fair, though Manson is probably waiting for the Beatles to record a sequel song to “Helter Skelter.” You know, for further instructions. No one has told him about what happened to John Lennon yet. It’s an inside joke all the prison guards like to play on ol’ Charlie.