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Split decision: Woman gets 6 months to divorce

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[February 03, 2010]  BAD AXE, Mich. (AP) -- There are matchmakers and then there are match breakers, such as the Huron County judge who sent a woman to jail for polygamy and gave her six months to divorce one of her husbands.

Lorri L. Freesland of Kinde pleaded guilty to the charge in December.

Authorities have said she wasn't divorced from the man she married in 2000 in Macomb County's Clinton Township when she married her second husband Aug. 3, 2007. Her first husband moved to Alaska in 2006.

Prosecutor Timothy J. Rutkowski told The Bay City Times that Circuit Judge M. Richard Knoblock on Monday sentenced the 43-year-old Freesland to 15 days in jail and one year of probation. He also told her she had six months to resolve her marital status.


Information from: The Bay City Times,

[Associated Press]

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