British trainee dental nurse tells family she’s at Disney World before marrying US death row inmate

British trainee dental nurse tells family she’s at Disney World before marrying US death row inmate

A British trainee dental nurse said she was going to Disney World before she flew to Arizona and married a death row inmate who killed two people and dumped one of their bodies in an alley.

Rebecca Short, 26, from Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, told her family she was on holiday in the US and even posted holiday snaps from Disney World, Florida, and the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco.

However, she surprised her relatives by posting photos of herself marrying Mexican-American double murderer Manuel Ovante Jr, 35, who is on death row at Eyman jail, Florence, Arizona.

Ovante has spent more than a decade in jail after he was sentenced to death in 2010 for murdering two men as he was looking for methamphetamine in 2008.

Rebecca Short, 26, from Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, told her family she was on holiday in Disney World, Florida, before saying she had married a US death row inmate

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Rebecca Short, 26, from Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, told her family she was on holiday in Disney World, Florida, before saying she had married a US death row inmate

The trainee dental nurse posted a photo of herself in Mickey Mouse ears from Disney World, Florida

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The trainee dental nurse posted a photo of herself in Mickey Mouse ears from Disney World, Florida

Ovante went to a man’s house on June 11, 2008, with three of his friends as they searched for drugs.

The group encountered a woman and two men inside. Ovante shot one of the woman twice in the head as she slept and wounded the two men.

Ovant and his friends then took one of the injured men with them in a truck as he bled from his gunshot wounds until he died.

They dumped the man’s corpse in an alley. The other injured man survived the attack.

The double killer was allowed to leave his cell to wed his British pen pal bride on April 14 and smiled as he posed for a picture.

Rebecca celebrated the marriage with Ovante’s family and showed off a tiered wedding cake with black icing and the words ‘Till death do us part!’

Ovante is one of 113 death row prisoners at the Arizona jail, where inmates set for execution typically spend 17 years before they are killed by lethal injection.

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