Charles Manson dumps his fiancé because it turns out she was only in it for his rockin' dead body and the gold it would bring her.

Since tomorrow is Valentine's Day, we thought we'd get you in the mood with a good old fashioned love story.

In this classic tale, old man falls for beautiful young woman, woman pretends to have a heart of gold when in reality she just wants to dig the old man's, old man finds out.  We've heard this cliche one too many times before.  But never quite like this.

Starring in this love story is none other than Charles Manson and his fiance, 27-year-old Afton Elaine Burton, aka "Star."

It's obvious that any woman willing to marry Charles Manson is out of her mind, but never in a million years did we imagine she could also be savvy.

The cult-leader/serial killer called off his engagement after discovering Burton's plot to make money off his remains upon his demise.  The New York Post reports,

"Burton and a pal, Craig Hammond, planned to lay out Manson’s remains in a glass crypt.  The pair figured their bizarre California version of [Vladimir] Lenin’s Tomb [in Moscow] would draw huge crowds and make big money."

Manson told the journalist who broke the story, Daniel Simone, that he, "feels he will never die. Therefore, [the tomb is] a stupid idea to begin with.”

Condolences to Manson and Burton.  It doesn't look like their love will make it to Valentine's day. What a bummer.

While we don't love Charles Manson, we do love real life vigilantes.  Check out our latest special report, "Real Life Vigilante, Kayla Mueller."

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