Charles Manson’s Girlfriend Afton Elaine Burton aka Star

Star Afton Elaine Burton

Do you think the existence of a woman wanting to get married or even to be associated with America’s most notorious criminal, Charles Mason could be possible?? If your answer was no, then let us introduce you to Manson’s girlfriend!

He calls her, Star! but her real name is Afton Elaine Burton, she was one of the people that visit the now, 79-year-old whose health has clearly deteriorated over the years—including bad hearing, bad lungs, and chipped-and-fractured, prison-dispensed bad dentures—is his girlfriend, a slender, dark-haired woman he calls “Star” is at Corcoran State Prison to greet the cane walking man who is serving out the rest of a life sentence for his part in the peace-and-love-era-ending Tate-LaBianca slayings of 1969.

Manson says,

“Star!” “She’s not a woman. She’s a star in the Milky Way!”

Star who is 25-years-old, comes from a town on the Mississippi River, according to online reports, Star raised a Baptist, keeps a tidy home, is a prim dresser and has a fun sense of humor?? On CM’s official Facebook page we found several pictures of the couple along with Black Wolf.



Star, visited Manson since she was a teenager. May we ask where are the parents of this girl?? According to an article in Rolling Stone; Star a troubled Missouri girl,  took drugs and skipped church so her parents “locked her in her room for much of her high school years.” Around this time, a friend gave Star some of Charles Manson’s writing about the environment; inspired, Star wrote Manson a letter.

The two began corresponding and at 19; she saved $2,000, from a job into visiting the murderer in California’s State Prison. And that’s how their bond began.

Being the outrageous old self Manson renamed her “Star.”  She carved an “X” into her forehead, moved near the prison and ran several websites defending him. Charlie’s friends Gray Wolf and Star are the webmasters of

She also believes that she and Manson are going to get married. Star told Rolling Stone:

“I’ll tell you straight up, Charlie and I are going to get married. When that will be, we don’t know. But I take it very seriously. Charlie is my husband. Charlie told me to tell you this. We haven’t told anybody about that.” “People can think I’m crazy,” “But they don’t know. This is what’s right for me. This is what I was born for.”

Completely blindsided or completely insane; Afton Burton could be in love or just playing along to get her 5 minutes on the spot. Star helped Mason connect with the outside world.

For his part, 79-year-old Manson was less certain. He told Rolling Stone:

“Oh that. That’s a bunch of garbage. You know that, man. That’s trash. We’re just playing that for public consumption.”

Well they might not be tying the knot just yet, but Star is surely his most loyal supporter the “couple” is 54-years-apart, should someone referred her to a mental evaluation?? Should we start calling her Ms. Manson?

Furthermore, they got a marriage license alright, however, never tied the knot, apparently Star whose real name is Afton Elaine Burton, wanted to marry Manson, merely for money, according to a reporter, she planned that after becoming his wife  in the case of his death, she could claim his body, that she was later going to put her husband’s corpse in a glass case in Los Angeles after his death, so she could collect tons of cash.


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