A woman showed up for a preliminary hearing wearing a lace-covered wedding dress and carrying a veil.
But Chris Lorrigan was left standing at the altar last month with her fiance in the courtroom. First District Judge Clint Judkins said he did not have permission from state corrections officials to perform a marriage ceremony as well as accept her guilty plea.Court personnel said Lorrigan, 36, and her fiance Glenn Griffin, 40, expected to tie the knot when Griffin was escorted to Logan from the Utah State Prison for his own hearing. But Griffin had failed to make proper arrangements with prison officials to approve the union.
Griffin and Lorrigan were arrested May 19 after the Tri-county Narcotics Strike Force served a no-knock search warrant on Lorrigan's home. Griffin was on parole and returned to prison after the arrest.
Both were charged with felony drug charges after officers seized methamphetamines, hallucinogenic mushrooms and marijuana from the home during the raid, as well as drug paraphernalia, two handguns and an SKS assault rifle.
During last month's hearing, Lorrigan pleaded guilty to reduced charges.
She will be sentenced Oct. 13.
She could possibly show up again in her wedding gown.
Griffin's preliminary hearing was put off until Oct. 13 because prosecutors filed additional drug distribution charges against him.