Wyoming Man Gets Married and Sentenced on Same Day by Same Judge
A Cody, Wyoming judge officiated what must have been the world's quickest and most unromantic wedding before sentencing the newly-hitched Israel Silva, 25, for his August crime spree.
Late in the summer of 2014, Silva, while out on bond for a previous misdemeanor, went on an alcohol-fueled rampage, stealing and crashing two pickup trucks, firing gunshots from a stolen gun at other vehicles, and fleeing from police. The ensuing chase topped out at speeds well over 100 mph.
Police nabbed Silva when his vehicle became stuck in a muddy field after running over some irrigation pipe.
The impromptu wedding ceremony, in which District Judge Steven Cranfill married Silva to Ivy Koryne Smith, 19, just before Silva's sentencing hearing, lasted about a minute. The groom was decked out in his orange prison jumpsuit and was required to stay at least fifteen feet from his bride due to an active no-contact order.
The happy couple could see the first decade of their marriage come and go before Silva becomes a free man; he was sentenced to six to ten years in prison for his crimes.