District Attorney Billy Byrd says Robert Shawn Henson admitted to marrying a woman in Kentucky several years ago, moving to Texas, and remarrying in the state more than a year ago. These State sanctioned transactions went undetected to each other, unlike National databases for other things such as traffic citations, credit, and taxes.
Gilmer, Tx – An Upshur County judge sentenced a man to 8 years in prison Thursday after he plead guilty to being married to two women at the same time.
Bigamy is defined by Texas state law as being legally married to two or more people at the same time. The D.A. said that the maximum sentence for bigamy is 10 years, but Henson took a plea deal to receive 8 years. There is no national marriage database to immediately access a person’s marriage background when they apply for a marriage license. Most states excuse a person who reasonably believed that his or her previous marriage had been correctly ended through divorce, death, or annulment. A person can also be excused if he or she had no contact with their spouse for 3-5 years, and for all they knew, they were deceased.
By Andre’ Gabriel Esparza – DontComply.com
A Pro Liberty, Pro Freedom, Human Rights Activist, very involved in a wide variety of Activism and Exposing the Truth at all costs.
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