Charles Manson Set to Tie the Knot With 26-Year-Old Woman

PHOTO: Charles Manson and Star are photographed together, Aug. 14, 2011.
PlayManson Direct/Polaris
WATCH Serial Killer Charles Manson Issued Marriage License

Mass murderer Charles Manson is set to tie the knot with a 26-year-old woman who has spent years trying to exonerate him.

According to the Associated Press, a marriage license was issued Nov. 7 in Kings County, Calif. for the 80-year-old and Afton Elaine Burton, who goes by the name “Star.”

No date has been set, but a wedding coordinator has been assigned by the prison to handle the nuptials, and the couple has until early February to get married before they would have to reapply.

PHOTO: Charles Manson is photographed with Star, June 13, 2010.Manson Direct/Polaris
Charles Manson is photographed with Star, June 13, 2010.

Manson is imprisoned in California State Prison, Corcoran. His bride-to-be lives nearby and maintains several websites advocating his innocence.

The woman left her Midwestern home at 19 to move closer to Manson, who was convicted in the notorious murders of seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate.

PHOTO:Charles Manson is seen with Star, July 6, 2013.
Manson Direct/Polaris
PHOTO:Charles Manson is seen with Star, July 6, 2013.

The wedding will likely happen in December, she told the Associated Press.

"Y'all can know that it's true," she said. "It's going to happen."

"I love him," she added. "I'm with him. There's all kinds of things."

PHOTO: Charles Manson is photographed with Star, March 27, 2011.Manson Direct/Polaris
Charles Manson is photographed with Star, March 27, 2011.

Manson faces a life sentence and is not eligible for parole until 2027 – when he would be in his mid-90s.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.