One of Americas most notorious serial killers Charles Manson,79 is getting married. Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence at the Corcoran Prison which he was transferred to in 1989 for the Tate-LaBianca killings on August 8, 1969. Charles Manson has become sir numinous with evil In the Early 60s he was the founder of a cult that was named the “family.” Its said that he had brainwashed the members to do what he wanted them to do. They we convinced that he was some sort of savior, and were willing to do whatever he wanted them to do.
Charles Manson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio On November 12,1934. By the time he was 9 he already started stealing and robbing. He ran away from home around the age of 15 and spent the next few years in and out of juvenile facilities, reform schools and boy homes. At 19, he got married to a waitress named Rosalie Willis in 1954, it was short lived. By 1957 they divorced while Charlie was in jail. Charles Manson married again in 1958 to and fathered a son, but soon again was divorced by 1960,while he was in prison again.
While Charles Manson was in jail he learned to play the guitar and grew to have a great passion for music. He practiced and performed non stop while in jail, and started getting a small following while serving time. He was released from jail in 1967 and by 1968, Charlie and his small group decided to head to Southern California. He had it in his head that one day he would be famous performer. While he was in Southern California he hooked up with Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys and they had become friends. They had even collaborated on music together and the Beach Boys and they even recorded one of his songs that Charlie had wrote “Never Learn Not to Love” and used it on one of their albums. Dennis Wilson even introduced Charlie to Doris Days son, Terry Melcher giving him the impression that he would help launch his career in music, but nothing happened. Charles Manson became annoyed and went back to Spahn Ranch which Charlie and the family were staying in the San Fernando Valley.
At this point Charles manson was already able to control the members of the “family” to do what he wanted. They were known to use heavy drugs, have orgies, commit crimes, and have sex with whoever he wanted in the family. The members thought Charlie could do no wrong. He used a mix of religion and his own philosophies and convinced them to do whatever he asked. One example of this was Charlie had the family break into manson in California. At first they didn’t take anything from the homes. What Charlie had them do was break in and rearrange the inside of the homes. Moving the bedroom into the living room, living to the dinning room, dinning room to the bedroom. Making the home owners very uncomfortable.
As time went by and Charlies drug use increased so did his paranoia. When the song Helter Skelter by the Beatles came out he took it to heart and thought there was a message to the song that a race war was going to happen. Charles believed in separating the races. He was also growing more despondent over Terry Melcher who never helped him get into the music business.
On August 9, 1969, he decided to get revenge on Terry Melcher. He took four of his followers to Terry Melchers home and told them when they got there to show their loyalty to him they had to kill Melcher. Little to Charles knowledge he didn’t know that Melcher had moved and rented the house out to director Roman Polanski and his wife Sharon Tate. Sharon was 8 ½ months pregnant at the time. Roman Polanski was away on business and Sharon was home with four friends who were staying there at the time. Manson and his followers brutally killed all five people in the house. Sharon Tate had begged for her unborn child’s life but they laughed as they killed her. Charles manson wasn’t done yet. On August 10 Charlie and his crew brutally murdered Leno and Rosemary LaBianca in their home.
It wasn’t until four months later in December that charles and the family were arrested for the crimes. They might of gotten away with it, if it wasn’t for one of the family members bragging about the killings while she was in jail on stolen car charges. As her cellmate heard the story she told the guards what was said.
The trail for Charles Manson began July 24, 1970. Manson was found guilty of first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. On March 29, 1971, Manson was sentenced to death. In in 1972 when the California Supreme Court outlawed the death penalty Charles sentenced was commuted to life in prison. Since then he has also tried a numerous amount of times to be paroled but has been denied each time. Charlie has been transferred to many different prisons through the years for behavioral issues and attempts on his life.
Over the years in jail Charles has had many pen pals and is known to write and even call people back who write to him. That is how he seems to have met his future bride in prison. At the time Afton Burton was 18 years old and decided to start writing to Charles Manson. Over time she became determined that she wanted to marry him and even moved closer to where charles was being housed. Her parents did not approve nor will they ever approve of their daughter relationship with Charles Manson. Apparently over time some how they decided they would get married. Afton Burton who is now 26 years old claims that she is deeply in love with Manson. There is even a resemblance of Afton to Susan Atkins. Susan Atkins was one of Charles followers and was also convicted in the same murders. The wedding is planned to held at the waiting area of the prison which Charles manson is incarcerated. Im pretty sure it will be a very small wedding.