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Man Pleads Guilty to Bigamy in North Mississippi

A man has pleaded guilty to one count of bigamy in north Mississippi.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A man has pleaded guilty to one count of bigamy in north Mississippi.

The Oxford Eagle reports that 55-year-old David Mark Durham was sentenced to five years in prison, but all five were suspended. He will be on probation three years.

Durham was arrested in November after his first wife discovered he had remarried before getting divorced from her. The newspaper reported Wednesday that Durham entered the guilty plea in April.

An indictment claims Durham married his first wife in Alabama seven years ago. The couple separated and he moved to Oxford, Miss., where he met and married his second wife Sept. 6, 2011, at the Lafayette County Courthouse.

Durham told authorities he thought he was divorced from his first wife.

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