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Inmate Charles Manson is shown in a June 16, 2011, prison photo. (Credit: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

Inmate Charles Manson is shown in a June 16, 2011, prison photo. (Credit: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

A year after notorious killer Charles Manson said he would not marry the 26-year-old woman who has faithfully visited him in prison, the couple has obtained a marriage license.

The 80-year-old inmate convicted of conspiracy to commit multiple murders has obtained a license to wed Afton Elaine Burton, 26, who has visited him for seven years. 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 incarcerated since 1989. All told, he has been in state prison since 1971, serving a life sentence for his part in the 1969 Tate-LaBianca killings.

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Photograph of “Star” from interview in 2009 outside Corcoran State Prison. (Credit: CNN)

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.

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