ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A Bunker Hill, Illinois native made headlines last year by getting engaged to Charles Manson. She promises the wedding is back on, despite recent setbacks involving the couple’s marriage license lapse.
Manson and Afton Elaine Burton, 27, got their license in November 2014, but it expired after 90 days.
In an interview with syndicated news-magazine program Inside Edition, Burton described what attracted her to the infamous mass murderer.
“I just thought he was the cutest thing,” she said of the 80-year-old.
Burton moved to California in 2007 to live near the imprisoned Manson, who was convicted of seven murders in 1971 and given a life sentence. His next parole hearing is scheduled for 2027.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has previously stated the wedding must happen on a visitation day. The couple will be allowed up to 10 outside guests, a wedding official of their choosing, and two guests from within the prison.
However, Burton’s family will not be among the invitees, her mother tells Inside Edition.
Even if the couple does marry, they will not be allowed conjugal visits. Their physical contact is extremely limited at present. The pair is only permitted to hug each other at the beginning and end of their meetings.
This news comes about two weeks after a New York Post story accused Burton and another man colluding to go through with the Manson marriage so she’ll gain ownership of the killer’s body upon his death. At which point they planned on displaying Manson’s body in a Vladimir Lenin-esque glass crypt and charging people admission to see it.
Burton and her family have denied that report.
Below is an interview CNN conducted last week with Burton.