Handout photo from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Charles Manson, on 18 March 2009 at Corcoran State Prison, California.
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Charles Manson 'marriage': US murderer 'granted licence'

American mass murderer Charles Manson, 80, has reportedly been granted a licence to marry a 26-year-old woman who has been visiting him in prison.

The marriage licence was issued 10 days ago for Manson and Afton Elaine Burton, the Associated Press reports.

Manson is serving a life sentence for the murders of seven people and one unborn child in Los Angeles in 1969.

Peter Bowes reports from Los Angeles.