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Man With Double Life Killed Fiancee 2 Days Before Wedding
For 7 Years, He Led a Double
Life. Then He Became a Killer
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For 7 Years, He Led a Double Life. Then He Became a Killer

Missouri man James Addie murdered his fiancee 2 days before wedding

(Newser) - Two days before Missouri man James Addie was due to become a bigamist, he became a murderer instead. The prison officer's double life was exposed after the body of fiancee Molly Watson was found on a backroad on April 27, 2018. The 35-year-old, who was still wearing her engagement...

Polygamy Effectively Decriminalized in Utah

As of Tuesday, it's no longer a felony

(Newser) - Polygamy is now effectively decriminalized in Utah. Lawmakers passed the bill reducing bigamy from a felony to a minor infraction in February, the governor signed it in March, and it took effect Tuesday. While bigamy had been a third-degree felony for decades in the state, the attorney general's office...

Utah Senate Votes 29-0 to Decriminalize Polygamy

Bill makes maximum penalty a $750 fine

(Newser) - Should polygamy be a felony, or a matter between man and wives? Lawmakers in Utah's Republican-controlled Senate leaned toward the latter on Tuesday and voted unanimously to decriminalize polygamy. Under current Utah law, a person who "purports to marry and cohabitates with" more than one spouse is guilty...

'I Know There Are Multiple Wives, I Know of at Least 4'

Alleged bigamist Michael Middleton is arrested

(Newser) - At least in Big Love Bill Henrickson had all his wives in the same neighborhood. Michael Middleton of Maine, who was arrested for bigamy in Ohio last week, seemed to like to spread his spouses out over several states, with an indictment accusing him of having, at minimum, a wife...

They 'Married' Each Other's Daughters. The Girls Were 7, 8

Samuel Shaffer will spend at least 26 years behind bars; John Coltharp is still to be sentenced

(Newser) - A Utah man who said he was the prophet of a polygamist sect is headed to prison after his conviction and sentencing this week on a child sodomy charge. Samuel Shaffer is the Knights of the Crystal Blade leader who was arrested in December on kidnapping charges involving his two...

Bigamy Charges Filed After Wife Finds Telltale Receipt

An affair would have been one thing, but...

(Newser) - You know that feeling when you realize your husband is actually married to another woman in another state? No? Well, two women in New York and Pennsylvania apparently do. Authorities have charged Arturo R. Reid, 65, with bigamy after they say Annette Reid, 70, whom Reid married in New York...

Alan Grayson Bigamy Trial Stalled by Leaky Breast Implants

Everyone's favorite Florida legislator is back, and justice stalls

(Newser) - File this under "This Isn't a Real Headline, Right?" because democratically elected Florida Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Crazytown , is again making waves. When last we left Grayson, he was accusing his soon-to-be-ex wife of bigamy after 24 years of maybe-wedded bliss, as couples do (this after Lolita Grayson accused...

Rep. Grayson: My Wife Is a Bigamist

Fla. Democrat's divorce gets even messier

(Newser) - US Rep. Alan Grayson's messy split from his wife of 24 years has become even messier: The Florida Democrat now says Lolita Grayson is a bigamist who was still married to another man when they married in 1990 and for years afterward, NBC reports. When Grayson first met her,...

Photograph Could Lead to Porn Charge for Ai Weiwei

China restricts artist's travel despite lifting bail terms

(Newser) - Ai Weiwei is free—sort of—but his problems could just be beginning. China lifted the strident conditions of the artist's bail today, allowing him to leave his home without alerting police for the first time in a year. But police also told him that he is suspected of...

Reese Witherspoon's Dad a Bigamist?

Actress' mom files lawsuit against John Draper Witherspoon

(Newser) - Reese Witherspoon’s mom is suing her husband for bigamy, claiming they are still married and that he may not even remember marrying a second woman in January. Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Witherspoon has been married to John Draper Witherspoon for 42 years, but says they began living separately in...

Soldier's 2 Wives Meet at Funeral

Benefits, service flag go to bigamist's first wife

(Newser) - Army Specialist Moises J. Gonzalez left a pretty complicated personal life behind when he died in a vehicle accident in Afghanistan last month. After his death, the woman that Gonzalez, 29, married in 2010 discovered that he hadn't divorced the woman he married in 2003, MSNBC reports. The two...

Facebook Does In Man With Two Wives

Wife No. 1 gets friend recommendation for wife No. 2

(Newser) - Facebook was only trying to help, but a Washington state man faces bigamy charges nonetheless. As the News Tribune of Tacoma explains, Alan Fulk married wife No. 1 in 2001 but moved out eight years later. They never got around to an official divorce. Last year, he changed his last...

Sister Wives Hubby 'Marries' Wife No. 4

Will this spell more legal drama for Kody Brown?

(Newser) - Despite the fact that he’s already being investigated for felony bigamy, polygamist Kody Brown of TLC’s Sister Wives has officially added a fourth wife to his family. Brown “married” Robyn Sullivan a few months ago, sources tell TMZ , and though there were no cameras at the actual...

Sister Wives Stars Investigated for Felony Bigamy

Utah salesman Kody Brown has 3 wives too many

(Newser) - The stars of a new reality TV program about a fundamentalist Mormon and his four wives are being investigated for felony bigamy. Utah advertising salesman Kody Brown is legally married to only one woman, but the adults talk openly about the four wives, 13 children, and 3 stepchildren that make...

Serial Female Bigamist Dodges UK Jail

(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...

Fla. Bigamist Can't Stop at Just 2 Wives

With spouses in 3 states, serial groom had his eye on No. 4

(Newser) - Leonard Hare’s bigamy case keeps expanding, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Hare was arrested when his second wife visited a wedding chapel website and discovered pictures of her missing husband—marrying his third wife. Since Hare was arrested, three women have contacted the Sentinel about him, and one of them...

Fla. Woman Gets Opposite of Cold Feet
Fla. Woman Gets Opposite of Cold Feet

Fla. Woman Gets Opposite of Cold Feet

Ten-time bride catches bouquet of legal trouble for immigration scam

(Newser) - A south Florida woman who married at least 10 men between 2002 and 2006 has been charged with bigamy, the Miami Herald reports. Eunice Lopez, a Cuban immigrant and legal US resident, likely tied the knot(s) for money, officials say—none of her "husbands" had legal status. She's also...

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