Man pleads guilty to bigamy in Facebook case - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

Man pleads guilty to bigamy in Facebook case

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington man whose wife discovered through Facebook that he had married a second woman has pleaded guilty to attempted bigamy.

The Tacoma News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/QfMKDy ) 42-year-old Alan O'Neill says he's "embarrassed and remorseful."

He was charged in March after his first wife learned of his second wife through a Facebook "people you may know" notification and alerted authorities. The second woman's profile photo showed her and O'Neill dressed in fancy clothes and standing near a wedding cake.

O'Neill was spared jail time but will be on probation for a year. He has annulled his second marriage and is divorcing his first wife.

His first wife wrote a letter supporting O'Neill, saying the media coverage has been enough punishment.

O'Neill's future as a Pierce County jailer remains in question.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Sign up for emails from FOX 8 Live

    Get news and forecasts from FOX 8 delivered to your inbox by signing up for the lists below.

    * denotes required fields




    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow

Fox 8 WVUE-TV
Louisiana Media Company, LLC.
1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125

General Number: (504) 486-6161
News Tips: (504) 483-1503
News Room Fax: (504) 483-1543

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVUE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
WVUE's Public Inspection File can now be accessed online. To access the online public inspection file click here: https://stations.fcc.gov/station-profile/wvue-dt.