British trainee dental nurse Rebecca Short, told her family that she was on holiday in the US, but the nurse had her own wedding to attend where she got married to an inmate who is on death row for killing two people.
The 26-year-old nurse from Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, indeed went to Disney World, Florida and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, for her holiday and took some pics before she went to Arizona for her nuptials with her groom Manuel Ovante Jr.
The Mexican-American, her husband is on death row at Eyman jail, Florence, Arizona.
The 35-year-old man was allowed out of his cell and he got married in his prison-issue orange jumpsuit while his bride wore a black dress. Ovante, who was in prison for more than a decade in 2010, killed a woman and a man he and his friends were pressing to get drugs from. When he and his three other friends were repeatedly denied, they returned to the house when Jordan Trujillo was sleeping and Ovante shot her twice in the head in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2008. Two other people Damien Vickers and Gabriel Valenzuela, who were at the house were also shot by Ovante.
Vickers, who was bleeding out and pleading for help, was taken into their truck but was not transported to a hospital. He was kept in the truck until he bled to death and then Ovante dumped his body in an alley. Valenzuela, who went to call the police, survived his injuries.
According to Rebecca’s friends, she was allegedly “obsessed” with American serial killer documentaries as she would always watch them on Netflix but no one knew she would get married to one.
Ovante described himself as a “goofball” who is “loyal” and was looking for someone with a “sense of humour”.
Rebecca celebrated her marriage with her new husband’s family with a wedding cake designed with black icing and the words ‘Till death do us part!’ in red.