04/07/2014 09:59 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

British Mum Leaving Her Three Kids To Marry Violent American Prisoner



A British mum is leaving her three children to marry a violent American prisoner she met online.

Jennifer Butler, 29, will leave her three kids, who are all younger than 10, with their dad to start a new life with burglar Christopher Mosier, who is in a Texan prison.

She plans to move in with the 23-year-old when he is released on parole in September.

While she's there, her three children - Tyler, eight, Tristan, seven, and Mia, four, – will be brought up by their father.

Jennifer told The Sun: "Leaving my children is not an easy thing to decide to do. I know some people will think I'm abandoning them. But for me to do that, it must mean what I have with Chris is important."

The single mum started writing to Mosier in July after she found his profile on the website,, which unites would be pen-pals to inmates online.

His honest profile revealed that he had been sentenced to 15-years in 2009 for burglary with deadly conduct and also had prior drug convictions.



Jennifer said she felt an instant connection with him and was struck by his honesty.

She said: "I felt sorry for him being locked up, nobody to talk to except other prisoners. Of course, I didn't condone his crimes. But he was still a human being, and deserved to have a friend.

"I was really intrigued by his profile. It was different to the rest. Most of the guys were posing with their tops off. But his was articulate and he was open about his crime."

When she knew their relationship had become serious, Jennifer's children even drew pictures for Mosler's cell.

Jennifer visited him last October but because he had his visitors' privileges taken from him following a fight they could only speak through a glass screen. It was on the third visit that they got engaged.

Jennifer said: "I know he did a terrible crime but he's a changed man. He's going to make a wonderful husband and a brilliant stepdad to my children.

"Some people might think I'm bonkers for falling in love with a prisoner. And not everyone will agree with our relationship.

"But Chris is a wonderful man. Sure, he made a few mistakes in the past, but everybody deserves a second chance."