CORCORAN, CALIFORNIA — Charles Manson, the infamous hippie-era cult leader and architect of the 1969 Tate-LaBianca massacres, has been denied a request to donate and save his sperm so that he may continue to father children even after he dies.
The proposal reportedly involves Afton “Star” Burton, 29, who became publicly “engaged” to Manson in 2015 following years of correspondence. Most accounts claim the proposed marriage collapsed amid reports that Burton was primarily interested in posthumously profiting from the relationship — by charging money to see Charlie’s corpse.
Now it seems as though Charlie and Star may be an item once more.
The sperm request also arose as Manson, 82, has been making headlines after being transported from California’s Corcoran State Prison to Mercy Hospital in Bakersfield.
The notorious convict was initially supposed to undergo surgery for gastrointestinal bleeding, but was deemed “too frail” to survive the operation. After another false alarm when the surgery was rescheduled and then canceled once more, he has since been moved back to jail.
A unnamed source quoted in The Sun stated: “Many people will think this is a sick joke, but Manson has expressed his desire to add to his family of four children.”… [but] none of his family are getting access to his DNA at this stage. The officers and authorities will not let them get access to tissues or any fluids at all. Just because he may pass away does not affect that position.”
Here’s a 1993 Manson interview, just to refresh everyone’s memory.
Main photo: Charles Manson, ABC News video/screenshot