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A year after notorious killer Charles Manson said he would not marry the young woman who has faithfully visited him in prison, the couple has obtained a marriage license, it was reported Tuesday.

The 80-year-old inmate, who was convicted of conspiracy to commit multiple murders, has obtained a license to wed Afton Elaine Burton, 26, who as a teenager moved to California to be near him and who has visited him for seven years, the Los Angeles Times reported. According to records with the Kings County Clerk-Recorder, Manson and Burton applied for the marriage license Nov. 7.

Terry Thornton, a spokeswoman with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, confirmed that the license has been transmitted to Corcoran State Prison, where Manson has been locked up since 1989. He has been in state prison since 1971, serving a life sentence for his part in the 1969 Tate-LaBianca killings.

Officials with the Kings County Clerk-Recorder office say Manson and Burton have 90 days to wed before they’ll have to apply for another license, The Times reported.

—City News Service

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