Well, it's over. After a whirlwind courtship that proved to a cynical world that love is not dead, the relationship between Charles Manson and Afton Elaine Burton has come to an end.
It turns out all this time, Afton only wanted Charlie for his body...his dead body!
Yes, sources close to the former couple say the 27-year-old Burton only agreed to get hitched to the notorious 80-year-old psychopath because of a bizarre plan to make a killing from his corpse.
The New York Post is reporting today that Burton was only "dating" Manson because of her plan to lay out his preserved body in a glass tomb and charge spectators to have a look or pose for photos with the departed killer.
"He finally realizes he's being played for a fool," says Daniel Simone, a journalist who's been working with Manson for several years.
Of course, as insane as Burton's plan sounds, you can't out-crazy Charlie. Manson says he objected to spending eternity as a tourist attraction...but not for the reasons you might expect:
"He feels he will never die," Simone says. "Therefore, he feels it's a stupid idea to begin with."
Yes, Charles Manson doesn't want to be preserved in a glass case because he thinks he's immortal. How is this guy still single?!
Truth be told, we're a bit disappointed by the breakup. The Manson-Burton wedding was to be the behind-bars social event of the decade, complete with vending machine catering and the finest in prison-issue formal wear.