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Man charged with having 2 wives

Posted: February 8, 2012 - 12:50pm

ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) — A man in Freeborn County is charged with bigamy for having two wives.

Prosecutors say 41-year-old Wayne Allen DeMay married Constance Ann Flim in May 2010 even though he was still married to Brigette Ann Beaumont, whom he married in 2003.

When DeMay's first wife in Red Creek, N.Y., wanted to remarry she tracked down her husband in Minnesota. She told authorities she hadn't heard from him since he left 26 days after they were married in 2003. She provided authorities in Freeborn County with legal documents of her marriage to DeMay.

The Albert Lea Tribune (http://bit.ly/xTDCEa ) says the rare charge of bigamy carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted.

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Information from: Albert Lea Tribune, http://www.albertleatribune.com

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