The day he got married, Tyrone Lamonte Allen was no ordinary groom as he walked into the courthouse with his hands and feet shackled.
On Friday, Allen arrived at the Multnomah County Courthouse in Oregon to receive his sentence after being convicted by a jury for charges of attemptedmurder and being a felon in possession of a firearm, reports KOIN.
Allen had, according to police, been shooting at a rival gang member in March of 2015, in a feud between gangs that has been going on for 15 years. Under Oregon law, Allen faced a minimum sentence of 10 years.
However, just before he was to be sentenced, Allen told his defense attorney Alicia Hercher that hewanted to get married, and a surprised Hercher asked Judge Gregory F. Silver if he would be willing to preside over the ceremony.
According to KOIN, shortly after Allen was sentenced to 10 years for attempted murder, his bride-to-be, Trisha Romero, joined him for a 5-minute ceremony in which they were legally wed. The ceremony proceeded as a typical wedding would, except for the fact that Allen and Romero were not allowed to exchange rings or even to touch each other.
Minutes after the short ceremony, Allen was taken back into custody and was transferred to prison on Monday.
Source: The Grio