Texas Judge Orders Man to Get Married and Read the Bible

Aug 25, 2015

Photo Illustration by Dair Massey/The Daily Beast

By Samantha Allen

People often joke that marriage is like a prison, but one Texas judge apparently believes that the two are actually interchangeable.

Local ABC affiliate KLTV reported last week that Smith County Judge Randall Rogers sentenced Josten Bundy, 21, to marry his girlfriend, Elizabeth Jaynes, 19, within 30 days of his hearing in order to resolve an assault charge for punching her ex-boyfriend after the ex said “disrespectful things.”

“Is she worth it?” Rogers asked Bundy during the court hearing.

Then, upon finding out they weren’t married yet: “You know, as a part of my probation, you’re going to have to marry her…within 30 days?”


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2 comments on “Texas Judge Orders Man to Get Married and Read the Bible

  • @OP – Then, upon finding out they weren’t married yet: “You know, as a part of my probation, you’re going to have to marry her…within 30 days?”

    In any reputable justice system, a judge making such pronouncements would be suspended from duty, and required to take a course of psychological treatment followed by an assessment of fitness to practise!



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