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Associated Press, Published July 16 2009

Convict marries in jail

ST. PAUL – The woman convicted in a bus crash that killed four children in Cottonwood has married a man who began writing to her in prison.

Jerome Harvieux of St. Paul says he began writing to

25-year-old Olga Franco Del Cid last August, believing she was being unfairly targeted because she was an illegal immigrant.

The two began exchanging letters and married in March. The 26-year-old Harvieux now says it’s time to go public with the marriage.

Franco Del Cid is serving a 12½-year sentence at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee after being convicted for the Feb. 19, 2008, crash that killed 9-year-old Hunter Javens, his 13-year-old brother, Jesse Javens, 9-year-old Emilee Olson and 12-year-old Reed Stevens.

Prosecutors say Franco Del Cid was driving the minivan that ran a stop and hit a school bus.