Serial Female Bigamist Dodges UK Jail

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2009 4:07 AM CDT
Second-hand wedding accessories are displayed at a charity shop in Britain.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A British woman who married five times but never divorced was spared a jail sentence for bigamy yesterday, the Telegraph reports. The judge told former model Emily Horne that while her behavior had undermined the institution of marriage, he would give her a suspended sentence because she was making progress with treatment for psychiatric disorders. 

"I am feeling great. I have been vindicated," said Horne, who served 6 months in jail for bigamy after her fourth "husband" contacted police in 2004. "I think it's about time I got a divorce," she added.