Wife discovers correctional officer's other bride on Facebook

March 8, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

A Pierce County correctional officer is in trouble for marrying one woman, while still married to his first wife.

Alan O'Neill moved out of the home he shared with his first wife, changed his name and took up with another bride, without getting a divorce.

When O'Neill's first wife became aware of his second wife from posts on Facebook, she turned to his mother for help.

Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist said the man then returned to his first wife and admitted that, yes - he had married another woman.

If convicted of bigamy, O'Neill could spend up to a year in jail.

"Most of us find that one spouse is sufficient," said Lindquist. "I don't know why he wanted two."

Top Stories

  • Council vs Columbus
    Seattle will consider a resolution to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day

  • Any Means Necessary
    Ricardo Lockette takes playing time with the Seahawks over pride

  • Moving Up
    How Bellevue will handle students who transfer from 'failing' schools
ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
Sign up for breaking news e-mail alerts from MyNorthwest.com
In the community
Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.