“Someone” is marrying Charles Manson!!!!??? Personally I don’t think that a convicted mass murderer should have the right to marry, get an education or any other privileges that many of us are not entitled to. He took the lives of 7 and changed the lives of their families forever, not to mention the lives of those who “followed” him.
I found the following article written by Dane Fallon,
As Charles Manson obtains a marriage license to wed a 26-year-old, many people have pointed out that while a mass murderer has the right to legally marry, gay couples in 17 American states can not.
The 80-year-old, in jail in California for the murders of seven people, plans to marry Afton Elaine Burton, who has spent the past nine years trying to help exonerate him.
Burton is convinced Manson’s innocent, and she runs multiple sites that support him. She says they’re going to have the wedding next month, and adds, “Y’all can know that it’s true! It’s going to happen.” Manson’s 26-year-old soon to be wife Burton also says, “I love him, I’m with him. There’s all kinds of things.”
Charles Manson has his marriage license to wed 26-year-old Afton Elaine Burton. Terry Thornton, the California Department of Corrections spokeswoman, confirms that the license has been transferred to the prison. The license says the couple has 90 days to get married, otherwise they will have to reapply for a new one.
Manson’s 26-year-old fiance claims the wedding would’ve happened earlier, but Manson had some ‘situations’ in February. These ‘situations’ have been revealed as three violations, being possession of a weapon, refusal to turn over a urine sample, and making threats to the prison staff.
Manson is able to invite 10 guests that aren’t inmates to his wedding. He can also invite an officiate to perform the ceremony. Seeing he’s a prisoner for life with no parole date, Manson is not allowed to have family visits, therefore he can’t have his children present.
Charles Manson has received a license to marry 26-year-old Afton Elaine Burton.
What are your thoughts on Manson getting married?
Do you think a convicted murderer has the right to have a wedding?
When I think of musicals the first thing that comes to mind would be Mary Poppins, Cats or Phantom of the Opera.
There have been many plays based on “murderers” Sweeney Todd, A Gentleman’s guide to Love and Murder and American Psycho, the stories based on research and fictional characters.
Charles Manson is a former cult leader who in 1969, he and members of the Manson family killed actress Sharon Tate and four others, followed shortly thereafter by the murders of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca. is serving a life sentence in a California prison. Manson supposedly was influenced by a number of pop music bands, including the Beatles, whose song “Helter Skelter” provided him with his apocalyptic vision of the universe.
In Germany, a new stage musical about the convicted killer recently opened and provides a glimpse into Manson’s failed music career and his relationship with his followers who became known as the Manson family.
“Charles Manson: Summer of Hate – The Musical” opened last Friday in Hamburg, Germany.
Not sure how I feel about this one….other stories have been written and have made it to Broadway, television and film based on events, bits and pieces from murders and put together to make a story, this “story” actually happened, Manson is still alive… I think its one thing to write a book or produce a documentary but a musical play? I won’t be lining up for tickets to this one.
Bits and pieces taken from the Toronto Star