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Man gets convicted, married, then goes to jail

The service was considered 'beautiful'
April 6, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A man who had just received a 10-year prison term exchanged marriage vows with a woman in the same courthouse before being led away in shackles. Forrest Lynn Foreman, 49, was sentenced to 10 years Friday after pleading no contest to making methamphetamine, but he wanted to marry 30-year-old Amie Gayleene Lang before beginning his sentence.

In a third-floor courtroom of the Bryan County courthouse, Calera Police Chief Don Hyde Jr., who is an ordained minister, performed the marriage ceremony after being asked to do so by a court clerk deputy.

"It was an emotional moment because the two had professed to love each other and do what was right and unite as a family," Hyde said. "It was a situation, that from talking to the two of them, he was going away a long time and they wanted to become legal as a couple."

Hyde said that the service was beautiful and that the couple cried.

"It was just an emotional thing," he said.

After the service, Foreman was taken to jail.


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