SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – He’s an accused killer with possible ties to white supremacy. His face is covered with tattoos but one woman is willing to look past them and even murder charges, to marry the man of her dreams.
Curtis Allgier has been convicted of burglary, theft, forgery, illegal concealed weapons and more. Now, he awaits murder charges accused of killing corrections officer Stephen Anderson back in 2007. But, somewhere along the way Allgier found time to find a bride.
But, what may be even more surprising is the believed-to-be white supremacist is going to marry a half Hawaiin-half Hispanic woman.
“That's obviously not what he is if he's marrying someone that is of a different background than he is,” said Allgier’s bride-to-be Erica Herrera.
Herrera lives in the Sacramento, California area. She spoke to ABC 4 News on the phone Tuesday to explain why she is marrying a man who may spend the rest of his life behind bars, if not worse. She says she met him before he was locked up and charged with murder.
“We've corresponded the whole time he's been moved, transferred. Been though his ups and downs with his exes, what have you. Just as friends,” said Herrera.
But at some point they became more then friends. Even though Allgier is accused of murder and sits behind bars Herrera believes he’s innocent and is incapable of taking a human life.
“He's a very sweet, loving…He's a really kind-hearted good person. All around good person,” said Herrera.
Their wedding date is set for August 8th at the Salt Lake County Jail. A glass wall will stand between their vows and their honeymoon will be abstinent. But, the future Mr. and Mrs. Allgier hope to change that.
“If he gets moved and all of our lawyers get everything in the right motion in the way that we want it to be he will be moved to a state that allows conjugal visits,” said Herrera.
Herrera hopes for a future with the man with the unmistakable, inked face. She believes he is innocent, will be acquitted and they will spend the rest of their lives together.
However, Herrera admits, if Allgier is found guilty of murder she will either divorce him or have their marriage annulled.
Allgier was engaged once before while he was behind bars. That Salt Lake County Jail wedding was called off last April.
Allgier has pleaded not-guilty to murder.