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Where Helter Skelter Meets Family Law: Wedding Planner Wanted

Monday, November 24, 2014

READER WARNING: This not a bit from The Onion. Unfortunately, it is real.

From the November 19, 2014 issue of The Boston Globe (page A2), reported by the AP, without the slightest hint of irony:

Manson, 80, to marry 26-year-old woman who is working for his release

Mass murderer Charles Manson plans to marry a 26-year-old woman who left her Midwestern home and spent the last nine years trying to help exonerate him.

After Elaine Burton said she loves the man convicted in the notorious murders of seven people, including pregnant actress Sharon Tate.

No date has been set, but a wedding coordinator has been assigned by the prison to handle the ceremony…

Sometimes, we just have to shake our heads and wonder about the state of our enlightened society. We can only imagine the interchange between Justices Scalia and Ginsburg the next time the Supreme Court addresses the sober issues of cruel and unusual punishment. Do you think that Charles and his bride will have to settle for DJ and buffet rather than a band and plated meal?

You couldn't make this stuff up.

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