Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wife Finds Missing Husband After 9 Years But He's Married to Another Woman

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Karen Marx, 48, has shared her story of how her husband just walked out one day and never returned, only for her to find him 9 years later and discover that he was supposedly happily married to another woman.

She had moved out of the state where they met and had family, and it was only when she returned recently that she re-connected with his mother and found out his "happy" news through the picture above of him and his new wife. The man is now cooling his heels in jail for bigamy and fraud - lying on his marriage license.

The story is according to the New York Post;

Karen, who has three kids from a previous relationship, said Adam was married with two children of his own when she met him at a local carnival in the 1990s, where he worked as a ride operator.

But Adam agreed to divorce his first wife for Karen, whom he married a year later.

Adam quit his carnival job and moved in with his new wife, who supported the family on her machine operator wages. But after about a year, he vacated the family home, leaving only a note.

“The first time he left me, it was like somebody reached into my chest and ripped my heart out of me,” Karen said. “He basically told me it was all my fault and he couldn’t handle my kids.”

However, he returned several months later — right when she was due to collect her Christmas bonus.

Karen took him back, and used her savings to buy the family a new home in Clinton, Montana. He found work at a timber framing company while she tried to start a cleaning business.

However, about a year into their new life, Adam started accumulating debt and Karen confronted him about suspected infidelity.

He left in his truck and Karen locked the door behind him.

“He tried kicking my door in. I was pretty afraid of him back then,” she said. “But over the years, I just look at it and think he’s a coward. He left me with just a note in Wisconsin and then he left me in Montana.”

A short time later, Adam lost his job at the timber company and stopped answering his phone.

Karen, still saddled with Adam’s bills and debts, bumped into her husband once at a nearby Kmart and asked him for a divorce. He said he’d call.

“Needless to say, I never heard from him,” she said.

In 2012, Karen moved home to New London, Wisconsin, to look after her sick dad, and found Adam’s mom on Facebook. She told Karen of Adam’s new life — and his new wife, Marcie.

Stunned, Karen contacted the police, who arrested Adam and charged him with bigamy, fraud and making a false statement on his marriage license.

“They said he told people it was his first marriage, and the [clerk] never checked vital statistics,” Karen said. “I think people need to start doing their job and doing it thoroughly, especially when it comes to something like this.”

Adam allegedly told investigators he thought Karen took care of the divorce in Montana, and that he lied about his latest marriage being his first to expedite the procedure.

Karen vowed to finally file for divorce, and said she wouldn’t date anyone until it’s finalized.

“I consider myself married,” she said. “I thought when you married someone, you married him for life, through sickness and health.

“Even though he’s married to some other woman, I’m still a married woman, and married women don’t do that.”

If convicted of fraud, the most severe charge, Adam faces up to six years in prison.

Bigamy also carries a maximum penalty of 3½ years’ jail in Wisconsin.

If you ask me, this woman was better off without the scallywag of a husband who quit his job as soon as they were married. He just had so many red flags all around him, and maybe that's why she never looked for him before now. And of course, they didn't have any kids together.

Anyway, she should just get that divorce and move on with her life.

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