Wife shocked to discover Facebook photo of husband marrying another woman

A bigamist who married his third wife even though he was still wed to his second bride following their Las Vegas nuptials was caught out by a Facebook photo, a court heard.

Daniel Glasby "buried his head in the sand" when he got married a third time despite not being divorced from his second wife, but he’s been spared jail.

The 45-year-old was rumbled when his second wife saw a Facebook photo of his third wedding and her father reported him to the police.

Glasby, of West Bridgford, was still married to his second bride at the time, but they pair had split up, Nottinghamshire Live reports.

He was quizzed by police and charged with bigamy over a Las Vegas wedding that was never legally over.

Glasby’s complicated love life was laid bare at Nottingham Crown Court after he pleaded guilty to bigamy.

He received a four-month prison sentence, suspended for 18 months, and 100 hours of unpaid community work. He was also ordered to pay costs of £2,000.

Judge Jeremy Lea, who sentenced him, said: "Quite why you were not honest, I’m not entirely sure."

He said it did not understand why he could not be honest to his second wife about his intended marriage to the third woman.

"You may have felt a loss of pride or loss of face," he said. "Now you have to face the music."

Glasby married his third wife on September 30, 2017, at The Walton Hotel, The Park.

"The only problem, of course, he now accepts he was already married at the time," said Alan Murphy, prosecuting.

Glasby was divorced after his first marriage, then married his second wife in Las Vegas.

He did not tell her he was a divorcee.

Glasby ticked a box on the marriage licence, stating he had never been married.

After that relationship ran into difficulties, leading to a split in 2014, she left the marital home but stayed in touch.

By 2017 he was in a relationship with his future third wife and arrangements were made for the wedding.

He told the registrar about his first marriage and divorce but failed to mention his second marriage.

Then the second wife was made aware of the Facebook photo showing he went through with the third marriage.

Glasby told police he had contacted a Nevada lawyer, whose details he was unable to provide. He said the lawyer told him because of his lie on the marriage certificate to the second wife, that marriage was null and void and he was free to marry the third woman.

"We say he must always have known," said Mr Murphy.

Mr Murphy referred to an alleged conversation Glasby had with his second wife – that he said he had told his then third bride-to-be he could not get married and they were having some sort of celebration. The third wife "says he never said such a thing," said Mr Murphy.

"He always knew and buried his head in the sand and went ahead with it anyway", he added.

Family members plainly think he had done something rather stupid, the court heard.

"In this case, it is plain they have a deal of affection for him," added Mr Murphy.

When Mr Murphy explained a Goodyear indication – where the judge indicated he would suspend any prison sentence – he said "they were pleased he was not going to be sent to prison today".

He also said Glasby has a previous conviction for fraud.

Daniel Church, mitigating, said it was not the most flagrant example of bigamy.

Glasby was given advice that he could go back to Nevada and go to the courthouse, he explained. He was told there would be a $8,000 penalty.

His client currently lives with the third woman, who was in court to support him, and is a self-employed air conditioner and refrigeration engineer.

He also stressed the prosecution highlighted the loss to Glasby; expense of the ceremony in 2017 and embarrassment of the proceedings.

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