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Murderers to have UK’s first gay jail wedding

Murderers to have UK’s first gay jail wedding

Two convicted murderers will tie the knot next month in the UK’s first gay marriage behind bars.

Psychopath Mikhail Ivan Gallatinov, 40, and gay-basher Marc Goodwin, 31, have been given permission to wed at Full Sutton Prison, East Yorkshire.

A notice of their marriage was posted at the register office in nearby Beverley, according to the Daily Mirror.

The couple met on the inside and are both serving life sentences for killing gay men. Justice chiefs said the ceremony will not be funded by taxpayers and they will not share a cell ­afterwards.

Convicted pedophile ­Gallatinov, from Manchester, was 23 when he was jailed for strangling his 28-year-old male lover in 1997.

At sentencing, Judge Rhys Davies QC described the murder as ‘a cold-blooded, well planned, callous, chilling and apparently motiveless killing.’

He is eligible for parole next year.

Goodwin was the leader of a gay-bashing gang in Blackpool. He was jailed for a minimum of 18 years in 2007 for beating a 57-year-old gay man to death.

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.’