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LOS ANGELES, November 18. /TASS/. Mass murderer Charles Manson, who is serving a life sentence in the US, has been granted a marriage license, and would be allowed to marry his young fan Afton Elaine Burton. According to the Fox channel, the marriage license for the 80-year-old Manson and 26-year-old Burton was issued November, 8. The couple has 90 days to get married.
Earlier Manson repeatedly stated that he will not marry Barton and called "nonsense" all her statements to the press that she and Manson were planning to marry. However, both of them signed the license. Before imprisonment Manson was married twice, he has four children. If the marriage takes place, Manson would be allowed to invite 2 friends from the inmates, according to the Califonia law. The total of 12 guests and one waiter are allowed to attend the wedding. Manson has been denied parole 12 times and will not be eligible to apply again until 2027.
Charles Manson is one of the most notorious criminals of the 20th century. Over the summer of 1969 Manson and three accomplices, members of his commune called Family killed seven people including actress Sharon Tate, wife of director Roman Polanski who was nine-months pregnant.
Although Manson did not commit the murders himself he was found guilty of conspiracy and sentenced to death. However, in 1972 death penalty was commuted to life imprisonment.
Charles Manson’s personality still attracts attention of many people. Students studying psychology often send letters to Corcoran State Prison where he is serving his life sentence in a single cell, students of criminal law colleges try to get brief visits.