In early January 2019, a Russian woman stood trial for reportedly stabbing her boyfriend 13 times. The boyfriend, identified as Shakur and has since recovered from the incident, was present in the courtroom. Instead of doing the obvious and testifying against his assailant, he took the courtroom as the perfect venue to ask her to marry him.
Russian state prosecutor Airat Bikmurzin told to the court that the woman should be given a custodial sentence of six years for attempting to murder her boyfriend over a drunken dispute, the origins of which are still unclear.
“The accused woman failed to fulfill her criminal intention due to circumstances she could hardly influence,” Bikmurzin told the court. “The victim managed to escape from the crime scene and found medical help in time.”
Despite the prosecutor’s proposal, Shakur had a proposal of his own. He begged the judge to spare his girlfriend, claiming that he had forgiven her for the near fatal incident, which led to a three-week hospital stay to treat his multiple wounds. To legitimize his claim, he asked the woman to be his wife, right there for the stenographer take record of.
The judge, who either wanted more time to think over the case or is just the biggest softy in the world, reportedly postponed his decision for the woman’s sentencing. If his reason for the delay was to allow these cuckoo love birds time to make their way to the registry office, we have a few judgments of our own for him.
On the other hand, what do you think? Is Shakur’s story one of the enduring power of true love, or should the man use whatever endurance he has left to run out of that relationship as fast as he can? Let us know in the comments below!