May 23, 2003
Diane Zamora to get married

Convicted murderer Diane Zamora, who had petitioned the state for permission to marry another inmate named Steven Mora, has been granted that permission.


The strange love story got official Bexar County attention earlier this year, when County Clerk Gerry Rickhoff received letters from both inmates asking for permission to get a marriage license.

"This is the first time this office has had a request like this from two people in prison, one serving a life sentence," said Rickhoff, who secured legal approval from Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.

In her letter dated April 29, Zamora wrote: "Sir, I do not take marriage lightly and am certainly not marrying someone I haven't already met, despite all you've heard."

The marriage would be a double-proxy union, meaning there would be a ceremony at each prison with stand-ins for the bride and groom.

Mora and Zamora, who are restricted to their cells for 23 hours a day, would have to use the hour they get for daily recreation to say "I do," said Michelle Lyons, a spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

"These types of marriages are performed by volunteer chaplains," Lyons said. "It's rare for one inmate to marry another most marriages by proxy are between an inmate and someone living outside prison walls."

The union would exempt Mora and Zamora from restrictions imposed by the department in March prohibiting the exchange of letters between inmates in different prisons, Lyons said.


Whatever. It's a long way to 2036, when Zamora is eligible for parole, so don't expect too much out of this.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on May 23, 2003 to Crime and Punishment | TrackBack
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Diane Zamora Mora?

Posted by: Patrick on May 23, 2003 12:20 PM

Yeah, I wondered about that, too. Thought I made a snarky comment last time, but apparently not. I suppose in the grand scheme of things, it's fairly low on her List of Things To Worry About. :-)

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on May 23, 2003 1:24 PM

If she divorces Steven Mora and marries former New Orleans Saints coach Jim Mora, she would become Diane Zamora Mora Mora.

Her wedding song would have to be "That's Amore".

Sorry folks, I had to do this.

Posted by: William Hughes on May 23, 2003 4:52 PM

William, would they honeymoon in Bora Bora?

Posted by: hamletta on May 23, 2003 5:52 PM

And they would do the Israeli folk dance the Hora and read the Torah to the disco tune "More, More, More".

Ok folks, this is turning into a Laugh-In routine.

Posted by: William Hughes on May 23, 2003 6:00 PM

good luck to steve! I know him personally and he is a real jerk. Only Zamora would put up with him and only cuz she is locked up.

Posted by: onlyme on May 28, 2003 4:46 PM

I wish we could have criminal celebrity boxing with Diane Zamora facing off against Susan Smith. I bet our Diane could whoop the tar out of that South Carolina trailer trash!

Posted by: alamobpo on July 12, 2003 9:51 PM

I went to Mansfield HIgh School and was a personal friend of Adrianne Jones and had known her for about 5 years. Also, being a classmate of David Graham, I think it sad that Diana is able to get married and have somewhat of a life. Although she is locked up behind bars for the rest of her life why should she be able to get married and share that with someone when she took it all away from Adrianne. The sad thing is that she killed Adrianne because of DAVID, who she isn't even marrying.
She murdered...

That day at school when we all found out that her body had been found.. it was tragic. The school was dead. It was a day I will never forget. I remember being in the training room taping David Grahams ankle for a track meet not only a few weeks after he killed her.

I think both of them should die...

Posted by: whatever on August 25, 2003 4:56 PM

Some people are so sick! I feel so much for Adrianne's family and I to believe they deserve something far more worse.

Posted by: J.R. on October 11, 2003 11:03 PM

Whats up everyone, I am from Alvarado TX.. and then i moved to Kansas in year 2000. I do infact remember the Zamora/Graham murder case.. Really fuckin sad.. I never thought much about it when i heard about it cause but i was lookin through crimelibrary.com and read the whole 17 chapter write up on the whole case and its pretty shocking. Its like a case that imfamous happened where i used to hang out and the same towns i went to.. Well anyway they got what they deserved... The death penalty puts people outa their misery, why not confine them to cells 23 hours a day for a life sentence.. That is the same as death except you have to actually endure it.. Just remember that for whoever still feels sadness for those events.. They got worse than death.. Crushed lives, careers and dreams, not to mention guilt... I hope to move back to texas... Later on everyone.. Check out my band sometime.. we aint the shit or nothin be our heads our on straight..

Trey

Posted by: Trey on November 14, 2003 1:14 AM

I just attended a forensic conference today, and the main case study today was the Adrianne Jones murder case. Crime scene photos were shown, and if only you could see what these 2 did to that poor girl - they DO deserve death - it is pitiful what they did to such a vibrant young woman. :(

Posted by: Anonymous Me on December 4, 2003 9:23 PM