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Bigamist with four husbands at 23 is jailed
The Daily Telegraph ^ | January 28, 2004 | David Sapsted

Posted on 01/28/2004 12:51:29 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

A woman who was married to four men at the same time by the age of 23 was jailed for six months yesterday.

Judge Peter Thompson described Amileannya Carmichael, a part-time model, as "a very predatory female".

She repeatedly changed her name on her marriage certificate to avoid detection and left her fourth husband heartbroken after only a few months when she moved in with one of his friends.

Judge Thompson told her at Ipswich Crown Court: "It is important the public knows that marriage is upheld as an institution by the courts. Marriage is still an important component of our social fabric and it deserves respect."

The court heard that Carmichael, now 25, married for the first time in December 1996 in York, a day after her 18th birthday. Her husband was Paul Rigby, a soldier, but they split up when he was posted abroad.

In 1999 she married Sean Cunningham in Leeds and the next year took Chris Barratt in Rotherham as husband No 3. West Yorkshire police were alerted about her two unlawful marriages and she was cautioned for two offences of bigamy in August 2001.

By February the following year Carmichael had left Mr Barratt and met James Matthews on a train.

Within a month she had moved into his home in Ipswich, proposed to him and married him at St Thomas's Church, Ipswich, where he was a member of the congregation.

Michael Crimp, prosecuting, said Carmichael told Mr Matthews that she had been married twice before but that those marriages had been annulled. A week after the wedding she told him that she was still married to her third husband.

When she moved in with one of Mr Matthews's friends and rejected her husband's pleas to go back to him, he told the police that she had still been married when she married him.

Charles Riddleston, defending, said: "When she was arrested, she told officers, 'Oh yeah, I'm guilty aren't I?' She made no bones about it."

A psychiatric report showed that Carmichael had a personality disorder that made her alternate between periods of excitement and depression. Sentencing her, Judge Thompson said: "You are an attractive young woman and you might be described as a very predatory female.

"The Yorkshire police treated you as generously as they could. You could easily have been prosecuted then. You did this with your eyes open and quite clearly flouted the law."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: matrimony; polygamy
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1 posted on 01/28/2004 12:51:30 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
hhsssss hhhsssss reeeeoooowwww!!!... stay away from the alien feline-lizard in heat!!! reeeooowww!!
2 posted on 01/28/2004 12:53:59 AM PST by GeronL (Two kinds of people in this country: Makers and Takers........ which are you?)
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To: GeronL
I don't want to hear feminists crying about how hard it is to find a man. Apparently there are plenty of willing men out there waiting for proposals.
3 posted on 01/28/2004 1:02:01 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
they could always look in a place like Alaska where is supposed to be way more men than women
4 posted on 01/28/2004 1:03:54 AM PST by GeronL (Two kinds of people in this country: Makers and Takers........ which are you?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Technically, the specific term would be "polyandry", "many men". "Bigamy" is "two women". Not sure if that is the same legal definition, however.
5 posted on 01/28/2004 1:06:04 AM PST by alloysteel
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Wow.... she certainly needed more men to satisfy her than most women can dream of in a lifetime. I wonder if each of the hubbies knew they were sharing the same woman. LOL
6 posted on 01/28/2004 1:07:52 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
....and with so many discerning men to accommodate her behavior.
7 posted on 01/28/2004 1:21:03 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: alloysteel
Bump!
8 posted on 01/28/2004 1:21:19 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: GeronL
Hopefully, they're smarter in Alaska.
9 posted on 01/28/2004 1:21:39 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I don't want to hear feminists crying about how hard it is to find a man. Apparently there are plenty of willing men out there waiting for proposals.

No, they're all married to one woman.

10 posted on 01/28/2004 1:35:24 AM PST by BykrBayb (Temporary tagline. Applied to State of New Jersey for permanent tagline (12/24/03).)
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To: BykrBayb
Then that woman needs a break.
11 posted on 01/28/2004 1:44:48 AM PST by Iwo Jima
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I don't know if you've ever seen the Chris Rock bit where the female keeps asking "Where's the other condom?"

I can picture one of these guys asking "Where are the other 15 condoms?"
12 posted on 01/28/2004 1:50:36 AM PST by Prodigal Son
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To: BykrBayb
Single men.
13 posted on 01/28/2004 2:00:28 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Prodigal Son
I missed that one.
14 posted on 01/28/2004 2:00:54 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Iwo Jima
They gave her a warning.

***West Yorkshire police were alerted about her two unlawful marriages and she was cautioned for two offences of bigamy in August 2001. ***

15 posted on 01/28/2004 2:01:59 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Guy comes home with one condom missing from the pack. The rest can be extrapolated ;-)
16 posted on 01/28/2004 2:08:25 AM PST by Prodigal Son
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To: Prodigal Son
Are they being rationed?
17 posted on 01/28/2004 2:43:39 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Iwo Jima
She apparently is about to get a break - 6 months worth
18 posted on 01/28/2004 2:46:53 AM PST by Gil4
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To: alloysteel
"Polyandry" means a woman with multiple husbands. "Polygamy" means a man with multiple wives. These are descriptive terms that do not impart any moral or legal judgment as to the legality of having engaged in multiple marriages at the same time, and may be used in nations where such practices are legal or illegal. "Bigamy" is the crime of engaging in multiple marriages at the same (where such a practice is forbidden) without reference to the sex of the offending party.
19 posted on 01/28/2004 3:14:32 AM PST by Pilsner
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To: Pilsner
"Polyandry" means a woman with multiple husbands. "Polygamy" means a man with multiple wives."

You're getting closer.

The corresponding term for polyandry (many men--husbands) for men is polygyny (many women--wives).

Polygamy just means many times married. The root "gamos" meaning "marriage" in ancient Greek.

20 posted on 01/28/2004 3:37:56 AM PST by Hon
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Judge Thompson told her at Ipswich Crown Court: "It is important the public knows that marriage is upheld as an institution by the courts. Marriage is still an important component of our social fabric and it deserves respect."

What a joke. All she had to do was get divorces and what she did would have been perfectly legal. The justice system is just mad because she didn't go through their formal procedures for serial bigamy.

21 posted on 01/28/2004 3:48:22 AM PST by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"I don't want to hear feminists crying about how hard it is to find a man. Apparently there are plenty of willing men out there waiting for proposals."

The article mentioned she was part time model so its possible that the blood drained from the guy's brains at an accelerated pace, giving her an advantage over the other ladies.
22 posted on 01/28/2004 3:48:31 AM PST by Rebelbase ( <a href="http://www.michaelmoore.com" target="_blank">miserable failure put it in your tagline too!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Are they being rationed?

No, not that I know of.

In Rock's routine, the wife knows she had nothing to do with the condom missing from the 3-pack. Unless he has blown it up as a party balloon... Hence her question "Where's the other condom?"

In the case of this young lady with multiple husbands the question might rightly be where are the other (insert number here) condoms?

23 posted on 01/28/2004 3:50:45 AM PST by Prodigal Son
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
If she has four husbands, she's a polyandrist. "Bigamy" literally means "two women."
24 posted on 01/28/2004 3:56:26 AM PST by Junior (Some people follow their dreams. Others hunt theirs down and beat them mercilessly into submission)
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To: Rebelbase
The article mentioned she was part time model so its possible that the blood drained from the guy's brains at an accelerated pace, giving her an advantage over the other ladies.

Yes. The "I couldn't help" it defense. Thus making men, along with unattractive women, victims of attactive women.

25 posted on 01/28/2004 3:56:37 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Prodigal Son
I was following you but it seems easy enough to replace a condom. The woman in question, seemed to have little problem replacing husbands.
26 posted on 01/28/2004 3:57:53 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Junior
Thanks.
27 posted on 01/28/2004 3:58:22 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
You know, it was just a stand-up comedy routine. I don't think Chris Rock was trying to pass it off as an Agatha Christie mystery where all the clues have to make sense.
28 posted on 01/28/2004 4:00:30 AM PST by Prodigal Son
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To: Prodigal Son
LOL
29 posted on 01/28/2004 4:00:55 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Junior
"Bigamy" literally means "two women."

It literally means "two marriages". (See my post above.)
30 posted on 01/28/2004 4:04:51 AM PST by Hon
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To: xm177e2
Exactly. She just engaged in serial polygamy, as many people do. She simply did not bother with all the legal hoops she was supposed to jump through. I did not see any indication that she asked for support from any of the men that she left.
31 posted on 01/28/2004 4:28:16 AM PST by marktwain
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To: Hon
The root "gamos"

Who was it said, "Let the "gamos" begin."?

32 posted on 01/28/2004 4:44:57 AM PST by Common Tator
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To: hellinahandcart
Hmmmm...
33 posted on 01/28/2004 5:05:57 AM PST by sauropod (What happens at CPAC stays at CPAC)
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To: xm177e2
Marriage is still an important component of our social fabric and it deserves respect.

Where did they find this judge? This is a very different opinion from the Mass. Supreme Court who says that marriage means nothing. To the point where two people of the same sex must be allowed to legally marry. If this woman is in Mass she could have this ruling overturned.

34 posted on 01/28/2004 5:17:23 AM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird
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To: xm177e2
What a joke. All she had to do was get divorces and what she did would have been perfectly legal.

Yes --- it seems she was just failing to get the divorces and not actually trying to have four husbands all at once. Divorce is expensive.

35 posted on 01/28/2004 5:44:41 AM PST by FITZ
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To: Prodigal Son
"I don't know if you've ever seen the Chris Rock bit where the female keeps asking "Where's the other condom?"


Did you ever see the skit on the Dave Chevelle show where a TV camera woman is asking people on the street to tell about the craziest thing they ever did?

Dave is walking with his date and she is asked "What is the craziest thing you ever did?"

Dave's date response "I guess it was this one time in college when I had sex with three men at once."

The same question is asked of Dave and he says with a look of disgust on his face "The craziest thing I ever did was having sex with Miss Gangbang here without a condom."

36 posted on 01/28/2004 7:21:09 AM PST by Chewbacca (I want to be Emperor of Mars.)
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To: Chewbacca
My bad.

That should have been "Dave Chapelle".
37 posted on 01/28/2004 7:22:16 AM PST by Chewbacca (I want to be Emperor of Mars.)
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To: Chewbacca
That show is hysterically racist. Did you see the skit where the white guy lives with the black people like "The Real World" and they make fun of him and stab his dad? Funny, but unsettling
38 posted on 01/28/2004 7:25:07 AM PST by Flightdeck (Death is only a horizon)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"You are an attractive young woman and you might be described as a very predatory female.

According to her photo, this judge needs to get out more. Or perhaps "attractive" is changed a bit in translation from English to Texan.

Sorry, FReepers, couldn't paste the photo . . . they put a voodoo hex on it and I ain't smart enough to figger out how to get past it.

39 posted on 01/28/2004 7:31:06 AM PST by geedee (Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.)
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To: Flightdeck
I usually don't watch the show, but did watch the "Best of" episode that was on a few weeks ago.

I like the skit with the workers at the Copier store.

They acted just like people at the US post office or the DMV.
40 posted on 01/28/2004 7:36:08 AM PST by Chewbacca (I want to be Emperor of Mars.)
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To: Chewbacca
The same question is asked of Dave and he says with a look of disgust on his face "The craziest thing I ever did was having sex with Miss Gangbang here without a condom."

LOL, never heard of Dave Chapelle/Chevelle but that was funny.

41 posted on 01/28/2004 7:58:22 AM PST by Prodigal Son
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Come 'a come come 'a come come 'a Amileannya,
"You come and go, you come and go...."

Heh
42 posted on 01/28/2004 12:01:57 PM PST by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com/)
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To: marktwain
I did not see any indication that she asked for support from any of the men that she left.

And if that is the case, she's a better person than the predators out there.

43 posted on 01/28/2004 12:39:07 PM PST by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: geedee

She looks healthy.

44 posted on 01/28/2004 1:51:22 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
She looks healthy.

LOL. "Healthy?" Okay, I can agree with that. But . . . Attractive? . . . not in my part of Texas. She looks like Boy George without the goop.

45 posted on 01/28/2004 2:00:06 PM PST by geedee (They who give up essential liberty to obtain temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
She is plain, not unattractive but not "pretty" by a long ways.

She has a doughy face, no bone structure.

Meow.
46 posted on 01/28/2004 2:04:46 PM PST by FeliciaCat (Life is to short for ugly shoes.)
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To: FeliciaCat
Seperated at birth?


47 posted on 01/28/2004 2:41:21 PM PST by Hillary's Lovely Legs (Saddam feels so bad for Howard Dean that he has offered him his hole.)
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To: GeronL
Alaska 2000 resident census population (rank): 626,932 (48th)
Male: 324,112 (51.7%)
Female: 302,820 (48.3%)
48 posted on 01/28/2004 2:47:53 PM PST by thackney (Life is Fragile, Handle with Prayer)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
She looks healthy.

,,, yes, "healthy" is a good choice of one word summary. She must have something other than looks that's worth marrying for.

49 posted on 01/28/2004 2:48:31 PM PST by shaggy eel
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To: alloysteel
Technically, the specific term would be "polyandry",

She should just get 'em all together and have herself a nice Menage a quattro

50 posted on 01/28/2004 2:52:09 PM PST by ErnBatavia (Some days you're the windshield; some days you're the bug)
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