• Mon. Jan 18th, 2021

WNBA star Maya Moore has announced her marriage to Jonathan Irons, the wrongfully convicted man she helped free from prison. The celebrated superstar made this marriage known during an appearance on Good Morning America on Tuesday.  Irons was accused of being involved in burglary and shooting of a man in 1998, at the age of 16. This incidence that happened in the suburbs of St. Louis involved Stanely Stotler, a home owner, who returned to find his door open and someone inside. Though Stotler identified Irons as the person on the scene, there were identification issues that were overlooked in court. Irons insisted that he was not at the scene and according to him, the police had arrested the wrong man.

Maya Moore’s involvement in the Iron’s case began late into their relationship. Maya was visiting family in Missouri when she was first made aware of the case. She was 18 at the time, and her family was involved in prison ministries. That was when she reached out to him. His case was the catalyst to her skipping the WNBA season to focus on prison ministry and outreach. The two quickly became friends, and had a strong relationship for over a decade. After 23 years, Iron is finally free and he has Maya and the family to thank for it.

Moore was sure she was in love with Jonathan, and they married right after he was released, two months ago. Against all odds, the happy couple is strongly willing to start their life together in earnest.

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