CHARLESs Manson is one of the 20th Century’s most notorious figures.
His acid-fuelled mania and God complex inspired seven murders including the pregnant actress Sharon Tate by warped followers in 1969 — but what do we know about Manson‘s relationships?
Cult monster Charles Manson is one of the 20th Century’s most notorious figures[/caption]
Charles Manson married his first wife Rosalie Jean Willis in January 1955[/caption]
Who is Rosalie Jean Willis and when was she married to Charles Manson?
Rosalie Jean Willis was Charles Manson’s first wife.
The hospital waitress married Manson in January 1955 in West Virginia when he was 21.
He supported them both through car thefts and part-time auto repair work, and the following summer they both moved together to Los Angeles.
He was arrested in October when Rosalie was pregnant for taking a stolen car across state lines, and was jailed for three years.
Manson with twisted fan Afton ‘Star’ Burton[/caption]
Rosalie gave birth to their son, Charles Manson Jr, while he was in prison.
By 1957, she was living with another man and they agreed to a divorce in September 1958.
Who is Candy Stevens?
Candy Stevens was the street name of prostitute Leona Stevens who married Manson in 1958, just after his release from prison.
But their relationship was short-lived as he was arrested in June 1960 — the final time he would be incarcerated until his horrific Manson Family crimes in the late 60s.
Afton Burton allegedly only wanted to marry Manson so she could use his body as a tourist attraction after his death[/caption]
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Who is Afton ‘Star’ Burton?
In November 17 2014 Manson got engaged to 26-year-old Afton Elaine ‘Star’ Burton while still in prison. He got a marriage licence on November 7.
Burton had been visiting Manson in prison for at least nine years, and maintained several websites that claimed his innocence.
But they were never married as his licence expired in February 2015 without a ceremony taking place.
It was alleged that the wedding was cancelled after it was discovered that Burton only wanted to marry Manson so she and a friend could use his corpse as a tourist attraction after his death.
Burton said on her website that they weren’t married because Manson fell ill.
She said she still hoped the marriage licence would be renewed and the marriage would take place.