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Au Royaume-Uni : Deux détenus, dont l'un condamné pour "crime homophobe", vont se marier

Au Royaume-Uni : Deux détenus, dont l'un condamné pour "crime homophobe", vont se marier

>> Killers to marry in first gay prison wedding and one was jailed for a homophobic murder

Mikhail Gallatinov, 40 ans, et Marc Goodwin, 31 ans, deux criminels considérés comme dangereux, deviendront le mois prochain, les deux premiers détenus du pays à ''convoler en justes noces''. Mais, comme le rappelle un porte-parole du ministère de la Justice, si les prisonniers sont autorisés à formuler leur demande depuis "le Marriages Act' de 1983, les deux époux ne pourront pas pour autant occuper la même cellule et les frais de la cérémonie seront à leur charge. Les "faire-part" ont été publiés dans un journal local.

Les deux hommes se sont rencontrés dans la prison de Full Sutton, un établissement de haute sécurité. Mikhail est "psychopathe", condamné en 1997 à une peine de 20 ans d’emprisonnement pour des violences sexuelles sur mineurs et l’assassinat de son compagnon, Adrian Kaminsky. Et, Marc Goodwin, qui confiait lors de son procès «avoir envie de casser du pédé», a été reconnu coupable et condamné à la "perpétuité" en 2007, pour le meurtre de Malcolm Benfold, un homosexuel de 57 ans.

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>> One of the killers preparing for Britain’s first same sex marriage in jail is serving life for battering a homosexual to death and the other for strangling a male lover.

Psychopath Mikhail Ivan Gallatinov, 40, will next month tie the knot with gay-bashing killer Marc Goodwin, 31.

The pair, who met inside, have been given permission to wed at Full Sutton Prison, East Yorks.

But justice chiefs have said they will not share a cell ­afterwards and the ceremony will not be funded by taxpayers.

A notice of their marriage was posted at the register office in nearby Beverley.

Convicted paedophile ­Gallatinov was 23, when he was jailed in 1997 for ­throttling Adrian Kaminsky, 28.

Judge Rhys Davies QC branded the murder “a cold-blooded, well planned, callous, chilling and apparently motiveless killing”.

Locking the brute up for a minimum of 20 years, he told him: “You are a dangerous young man and you present a ­considerable risk to the public.

One of the killers preparing for Britain’s first same sex marriage in jail is serving life for battering a homosexual to death and the other for strangling a male lover.

“The defendant acted without pity, concern or remorse. He was described by one of the ­psychiatrists as a dangerous man.

"He does not suffer from mental illness but is wholly devoid of moral judgment.

“He has already served a substantial sentence for offences against children.”

Gallatinov of Moston, Manchester, will be eligible for parole next year.

He was under surveillance by police when he murdered Mr Kaminsky.

He even took photos of his victim with a camera ­detectives lent him.

After the killing he was stopped on a motorway by officers who found Mr ­Kaminsky’s near-naked body in the boot of his car.

The victim’s terrified mother told a review hearing she believes Gallatinov “would do something” to her and her daughter if he is ever released.

They sat through the trial in Manchester, Goodwin, of Airdrie, near Glasgow, was 23 when ordered to serve a minimum of 18 years in 2007 for the shocking murder of Malcolm Benfold, 57, on ­Blackpool ­promenade.

He was the leader of a three-strong gang who roamed the Lancashire resort looking for homosexuals to beat up.

Mr Benfold’s sister Wendy Bridge visited the killer in jail.

She revealed: “He said he was really sorry and wished there was still the death penalty as he would be dead too.”

It is believed Goodwin will serve at least another 10 years.

The two lags describe their jobs on the marriage notice as bar staff.

There is no mention of the ceremony being in a jail.

The Ministry of Justice said: “Prisoners are entitled to apply to be married in prison under the Marriages Act 1983.

"This would take place at no cost to the taxpayer and there is no possibility they would share a cell.”
Prison marriages

Prisoners have had the right to wed in jail since the Marriages Act in 1983.

They are also backed by EU human rights law. Marriage is considered a basic human right, alongside access to education, health care and freedom of religion.

Since the law changed, some notorious prisoners have tied the knot with brides from outside while doing time.

Gangster Reggie Kray wed English graduate Roberta Jones, then 38, in Maidstone jail, Kent in 1997.

The Kray Twin was serving a life sentence for the murder of Jack “The Hat” McVitie.

And Mickey McAvoy, leader of the gang which carried out the £26million gold bullion robbery at the Brink’s-Mat warehouse, married his second wife Kathy in the gym of Leicester prison in 1986.

He was serving a 25-year sentence for masterminding the raid three years earlier.

Since gay marriage became legal in March last year, the authorities cannot deny gay prisoners the right to wed in jail.

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