A Judge in the United States has decided to grant justice in a rather unusual way by offering a defendant to marry his girlfriend or go to prison.
Josten Bundy was apprehended and taken to court after fighting with his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend in Texas.
It was learnt that the 20-year-old pleaded guilty and Judge Randall Rogers gave him an unusual choice of two-year probation, 15 days in jail or marrying his 19-year-old girlfriend Elizabeth Jaynes.
It was further gathered that the young couple gave some thought to the matter and got married 18 days after the sentencing. However, the wedding day was not so wonderful as they had expected.
The bride said: “It just felt like we weren’t going to be able to have the wedding we wanted. I didn’t even have a white dress.”
The bride’s father was also outraged with the judge’s desicion, he said: “I was really upset. Judge Rogers stepped into my family and tried to tell them what to do without any regard for me or anything.
This isn’t his decision. I told them they didn’t have to do this, but they were afraid. They are young and they didn’t know that they had any other options.”
The couple are now planning to appeal the sentence in a higher court.