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Man awakes from surgery to find all 3 wives in same room

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  1. dontoe

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    Triple threat: Man awakes from surgery to find all 3 wives in same room

    By CASSANDRA VINOGRAD
    Associated Press
    Posted August 11 2005, 12:09 PM EDT




    [font=Verdana,Arial, Helvetica]LONDON -- Some people bring flowers, others bring balloons. When Melvyn Reed's three wives showed up to visit him at the hospital, they brought an unexpected curtain call to his years as a double bigamist.

    British police confirmed that after Melvyn Reed woke from his triple bypass heart operation earlier this year, his complicated marital affairs took a turn for a worse. All three of his spouses had turned up at the same time, despite his efforts to stagger their visits.

    Media reports say that, upon realizing that something was amiss, the wives held a meeting in the parking lot, and learned that they were all married to the same man.

    The 59-year-old company director from Kettering in central England turned himself into police on May 12 saying he was married to three women at the same time, and confessed to bigamy, an illegal offense in Britain, London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

    A spokeswoman for the Crown Prosecution Service confirmed that Reed had turned himself in to police in Wimbledon, south London in the presence of his lawyer, and admitted he was a bigamist.

    He pleaded guilty to two charges of bigamy on July 19 at the Wimbledon Magistrates' court, and was given a suspended sentence of four months in prison and ordered to pay $126 U.S. in costs, police said.

    It wasn't immediately possible to reach Reed or his three wives. A phone call to one of the women went unanswered. Reed's lawyer Laurence Grant was not immediately available at his office for comment.

    The Metropolitan Police said Reed married his first wife, Jean Grafton, in 1966, then left her without divorcing her. He went on to marry Denise Harrington in 1998, then married Lyndsey Hutchinson in 2003.

    British media have widely reported that Reed recently moved back in with his first wife, Grafton. They say she is the mother of his three grown children.

    The Metropolitan Police said Harrington and Hutchinson had sought advice on getting their marriages annulled. But media reports say lawyers have advised the women that their marriages were never valid.
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  2. Z3PR

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    That would have gave me another heart attack !!!!! :eek1: :eek1: :eek1:
     
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    My thoughts exactly. At least we know what stress caused the first one.
     
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    Wouldnt having 3 wives be punshment enough
     
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    Whenever I hear of something like this, I gotta wonder, how stupid are these people? I can't imagine it's possible that this guy could live an entire double life without having an occasional clue show up...

    Maybe the prison sentence is actually a break from prison... :haha: :haha:
     
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    Someone around recently said "The punishment of Bigamy is having more than one Mother-inlaw."
     
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    why anyone would ever want to mary more than one woman (at a time) is beuond me. one is enough troiuble lol but seriously they should digitalize marrige records etc to keep that from ahppening i should think... with all of today technology why not? :dunno:
     

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