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Oklahoma judge hands down prison sentence, then presides over nuptials

Larry Allen Austin, 29, ties knot with longtime girlfriend after pleading guilty to firearms charge; Oklahoma County District Judge Jerry Bass also presides over ceremony
by Tim Willert Published: September 14, 2012

Austin must do his time in a federal prison because he was on probation for a federal firearms conviction when he committed his latest offense and his probation was revoked.

He will serve state and federal sentences concurrently.

Austin's attorney, Scott M. Anderson, said Austin raised the woman's two boys and doesn't want to lose contact with them.

“While he was here he wanted to be able to make plans for a future with her,” Anderson said.

Marrying their mother was the only way the children would be able to visit Austin in federal prison, Anderson said.

Austin, his left arm in a cast, fumbled with a purple paper ring when it came time to slip it on Trojack's finger. But he knew what to do when told to kiss the bride.

Allen didn't get to enjoy his married status very long.

Federal authorities were waiting to take him to prison. has disabled the comments for this article.
by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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