Hold up, is this the face of someone you would want to marry???? On Hitler’s Birthday?????? And you’re not a white supremacist?????
A mixed-race woman who plans to marry a prisoner accused of killing a Utah corrections officer points to their pending nuptials as proof that he isn’t racist. The fiancee of Curtis Allgier, 31, said the inmate whose face is covered with tattoos – including the prominent word “skinhead” broken up by a swastika on his forehead – is kinder and gentler than he is publicly portrayed.
“He’s a really kind-hearted, good person,” Erica Herrera told KTVX-TV in Salt Lake City. Herrera, who lives near Sacramento, Calif., plans to marry Allgier in a ceremony at the Utah State Prison in Draper on Aug. 8. She said his white-supremacist ties don’t reflect his true beliefs.
“That’s obviously not what he is if he’s marrying someone that is of a different background than he is,” said Herrera, who is half Hawaiian and half Hispanic.
Allgier has pleaded not guilty to capital murder in the shooting death of prison guard Stephen Anderson. Anderson, 50, was shot while escorting Allgier to a doctor’s appointment at a University of Utah medical facility on June 26, 2007. Authorities say Allgier had been unshackled before he took Anderson’s gun and shot him in the head.
After a high-speed chase, he was captured within hours at a fast food restaurant a few miles away. If convicted, Allgier faces the death penalty.
His bride-to-be, who started communicating with Allgier before the 2007 shooting, said she believes he is innocent. If he is ever convicted, she would either divorce him or annul the marriage, she said.
The couple, who corresponded for years as friends before their relationship grew deeper, will exchange vows through a glass wall at the prison. The honeymoon will be abstinent, although Herrera said they are requesting a transfer to a state where conjugal visits are allowed.
Ole boy has the word “skinhead” tatted on his face along with a bunch of swatiskas and is locked up…guess there were no red flags there. SMH.