McALESTER, Okla. – Gov. Mary Fallin says an Oklahoma death row inmate will not be allowed out of prison to get a marriage license.
The Oklahoman reports 30-year-old Gilbert Ray Postelle in confined to the Oklahoma State Penitentiary at McAlester after he was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death in connection with the shooting deaths of four people at a mobile home in Del City on Memorial Day in 2005.
Prison officials had planned to take Postelle to the Pittsburg County courthouse to get the marriage license unless the court clerk agreed to come to the prison instead. But Fallin says Postelle will not be transported from the prison and that officials are discussing other alternatives.
Fallin intervened after her office was contacted by the sister of a murder victim.
She released the follow statement regarding the request:
“Inmate Postelle will not be transported. We are discussing alternatives with the parties. But he will not be transported from the prison.” – Governor Mary Fallin