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Posted on 08/06/2007 10:49:27 AM PDT by Stoat
'Bigamous' lesbian is sentenced
Suzanne Mitchell, of Wingfield Gardens, Shrewsbury, pleaded guilty to breaching the 2004 Civil Partnerships Act.
The 30-year-old admitted making a false statement at her union with Caroline Beddows before her marriage to Charles Mitchell had been annulled.
Suzanne Mitchell was also given a suspended prison sentence on Monday.
Mitchell has since split with her female partner and has been reunited with her husband.
Judge Robin Onions said jailing the mother-of-five, who is pregnant, would have had a damaging effect on her children, who he described as the "only injured parties" in the case.
'Cruelty and deception'
Judge Onions said Mitchell had repeatedly lied in pursuit of the civil partnership and added her offence was one of "cruelty and deception".
Mitchell was given an eight-month prison sentence suspended for two years.
She was also ordered to complete 100 hours of unpaid community service and was made the subject of a two-year supervision order.
The case is believed to be the first of its kind since the new law on civil partnerships was introduced.
Judge Onions said he had used past bigamy cases as a guide when considering Mitchell's sentence.
Bus stop meeting
The court heard that Mitchell initially claimed she did not understand the seriousness of the civil partnership ceremony and claimed to have thought it was a type of "blessing" for her friendship.
Mark Linkins, for the prosecution, told the court that Mitchell and Miss Beddows became friends after meeting at a bus stop when they were both pregnant.
In September 2005 Miss Beddows and her baby moved into the Mitchells' family home.
Mr Linkins said that in February 2006 Mitchell and Miss Beddows went through with the civil partnership ceremony at Shrewsbury register office, where Mitchell falsely declared she was single.
After the hearing, Mitchell, who has two children who live with different fathers, said: "I just want to go home and see my kids."
And people sometimes wonder what could a woman do that would possibly drive a man to drink....
Sentenced ... Suzanne Mitchell
He may be her husband, but he’s by no means a man.
No comment on that one.
I do feel sorry for the children, however.
These would be fit parents how, exactly?
Suzanne Mitchell with husband Charles
Suzanne 'married' Caroline Beddoes in a civil partnership
As usual, the UK tabloids have the best picture selection. Thanks for posting.
Just another Bigass Lesbian story. geez.
From the article:
"The case is believed to be the first of its kind since the new law on civil partnerships was introduced."
A face that could launch a thousand ships - men fleeing in terror.
Her poor husband needs to pick up a pack of condoms the next time he brings home a Playboy magazine or learn how to clean the toilet seat.
Only in England do you find names such as this.
I see love in her eyes
Then I considered how bad he might be.................
Probably bisexual or ambidextrous.
Just off hand, here, I’m guessing that Mizzzzzz Mitchell may once have been pretty; but Mizzzzzz Beddoes has always been fugly.
Stoat, where do you find these stories ?
In this case, I was just minding my own business, skimming news titles in the UK Sun
and I thought to myself..."Wow! This is the sort of earth-shattering, essential news that the FReepers would want to know about!" So I checked to see if BBC had a better story, which it really didn't, and because of the incredibly time-sensitive, breaking nature of this essential story I stopped searching for a better article and just posted the BBC version.
I feel confident that I've gotten a lasting, 'can't live with out it' piece of news out to the American public and have improved the worldwide quality of life as a result. :-0
I think my lunch is going to come up.