Convicted killers to marry in Britain's first gay prison wedding

Marc Goodwin and Mikhail Gallatinov Credit: MEN syndication

Two convicted killers serving life sentences are to get married in Britain’s first gay wedding behind bars.

Mikhail Gallatinov, 40, and Marc Goodwin, 31, will get married later this month at Full Sutton prison, near York.

Gallatinov was jailed for life in 1997 for the murder of Adrian Kaminsky - who he had met through a gay chat line before luring him to his home.

Gallatinov, from Moston in Manchester, is also a convicted child sex offender.

Marc Goodwin, 31, was the leader of a "gay-bashing" gang in Blackpool responsible for the death of 57-year-old Malcolm Benfold, who was beaten to death in a "savage, senseless" homophobic attack.

He was jailed for life with a minimum of 18 years in 2007.

They posted a notice of marriage at nearby Beverley registrar’s office in East Riding stating their occupation as "bar staff".

It is believed the couple had been wanting to tie the knot for several years with a civil ceremony but after last year’s law change they applied to get married and prison authorities finally agreed.

A Ministry of Justice spokesperson refused to comment directly on the upcoming wedding.

We do not comment on individuals.

Ministry of Justice spokesman