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
The groom wore an orange jumpsuit and matching rubber slippers with white socks.
But instead of going on a honeymoon, Larry Allen Austin went straight to prison after getting married Thursday.
Austin, 29, of Oklahoma City, pleaded guilty in Oklahoma County District Court to a firearm charge and was sentenced to four years in prison by District Judge Jerry D. Bass.
Bass then presided over a marriage ceremony between the man and longtime girlfriend Dustie Dawn Trojack, 31, of Oklahoma City, whose two children were in attendance.
First, though, Austin and his bride-to-be took the elevator down to the court clerk's office to get a marriage license, accompanied by two sheriff's deputies.
“We've been together for a long time,” Austin said. “This is a chance for us to start our lives.”
It was a first for Bass, sentencing a man and conducting his wedding in the same day.
“It's what we do as judges,” he said. “We conduct legal business, and from time to time we conduct marriages.”
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