WHEELING, W.Va. – It wasn’t a typical wedding. For one thing, the groom was in handcuffs. Kevin Felder and Misty Johnson exchanged vows Thursday, Valentine’s Day, just minutes after he was sentenced to five to 18 years in prison for second-degree robbery.“It’s a decision between the two of us. I am sorry for what I did, and I want to be a better man when I come home,” said Felder, who wore an orange prison uniform.
Judge James Mazzone performed the wedding after sentencing him.
Felder took $340 during a convenience-store robbery on Sept. 5. Felder was on probation at the time for a July 20 domestic-violence offense involving Johnson.
Johnson said goodbye as Felder was escorted from the courtroom.
“I love him that much,” she said tearfully. “That’s all I can say.”