Burton’s engagement to Manson is part of a money-making scheme between Burton and a friend, according to journalist Daniel Simone. Burton wants to marry Manson so she can obtain his body upon his death and display it in a glass casket, drawing crowds and making money. Simone:
He’s finally realized that he’s been played for a fool. He feels he will never die. Therefore, he feels it’s a stupid idea to begin with. Manson never consented to the wedding in the first place and never will.