How old is convicted mass murderer and former cult leader Charlie Manson?
69? 79? or 89?
Well, whatever his age, his bride-to-probably-be is only 25. That means she was -19 years old when Charlie and his brood took the life of Sharon Tate and other prominent Hollywood socialites.
Star, the name of the woman in his life, seems to be a cult of one, dedicated to hobnobbing with the elderly inmate. My guess is she's angling for a book deal when the aged killer finally bites the dust and is likely already earning cash from web sites and articles deadicated -- oops! did I misspell that? -- to Charlie and their relationship.
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Convicted killer's 25-year-old companion Star tells RS, "Charlie is my husband"
Charles Manson, perhaps the most infamous convicted killer of all time, is 79 years old and still locked up in California's Corcoran State Prison, where he walks with a cane and sports chipped prison dentures. Star is a 25-year-old brunette who's been loyally visiting Manson in jail since she was 19 years old and maintains several websites devoted to defending Manson and his pro-Earth environmental causes. And according to an astonishingly in-depth new profile by Rolling Stone contributing editor Erik Hedegaard in our new issue (on stands Friday) that was nearly two years in the making, the pair could be heading down the aisle. Sort of.
In 2007, Star moved to Corcoran to be near Charlie, who she visits each Saturday and Sunday for up to five hours a day. "Yeah, well, people can think I'm crazy," she likes to say. "But they don't know. This is what's right for me. This is what I was born for." She grew up near St. Louis, where her deeply religious family feared she'd lost her way ("I was smoking marijuana, eating mushrooms, not wanted to go to church every Sunday," she explains), so they locked her in her room for much of her high school years. A friend passed her some of Manson's environmental writing, and she started corresponding with him. When she was 19, she took the $2,000 she'd saved up working in a retirement home kitchen and hopped a train to Corcoran. Manson named her Star. She recently cut an X onto her forehead.
Star's resemblence (sic) to Manson Family member Susan Atkins is beyond striking, and Star seeks to distinguish herself from the woman known as Sexy Sadie, who was incarcerated for her role in the Tate-LaBianca killings until her death in 2009. "That bitch was fucking crazy," she tells RS. "She was a crazy fucking whore. 'Oh Charlie, I did this for you.' She didn't know what she was doing."
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