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Bigamist Swede prompts jealous wife drama

The Local · 28 Mar 2012, 16:37

Published: 28 Mar 2012 16:37 GMT+02:00

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The Malmö man allegedly told his 21-year-old second wife that he was already married, but promised that he would divorce his first wife as soon as possible, the local Skånskan newspaper reports.

According to the paper, the first wife was unaware her errant husband had tied the knot a second time.

Getting increasingly tired of waiting for her new husband to dissolve his first marriage, the 21-year-old picked up a kitchen knife and said she’d go to her rival’s house to get rid of her.

Police were alerted and apprehended the woman on Monday on the way to her would-be victim.

However, according to Skånskan, the woman told police during an interrogation that she had had no intention to do the other woman any harm.

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Rather, the intent was solely to frighten her husband into action.

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Police must have believed her, as she was later released pending the preliminary investigation.

The matter is being treated as preparation to murder, but according to the paper, no report of bigamy has been filed as of yet.

The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

18:11 March 28, 2012 by Playmaker
what are these sweds
18:14 March 28, 2012 by Svensksmith
I didn't know that bigamy was legal in Sweden.
18:40 March 28, 2012 by omash kavash
what if its legal men dont be like ladies i mean u would like to see a man get married to a man but u wudnt like to see aman get married to two wemen its good for you guys n thats a god given freedom if the ladies agree whats up
18:52 March 28, 2012 by sarah02
@omash kavash

First and foremost, where are the full stops?
22:38 March 28, 2012 by si
sarah 2nd and utmost - who cares ?
22:50 March 28, 2012 by Svensksmith
So Omash, you apparently think it is okay for a man to have two wives. Therefore, is it ok for a woman to have two husbands?
01:06 March 29, 2012 by Spuds MacKenzie
Gee, what a surprise this took place in Malmö...where most people aren't even Swedish (or European)!
01:20 March 29, 2012 by Jeff10

Is it okay for a muslime woman to have a two-piece bikini? Is it okay for a muslime man to have two balls?
09:47 March 29, 2012 by J Jack
Judge JJ, "I hereby sentence you to either pay for the divorce of the 1st wife, go to jail for attempted murder, or convert to the Mormon faith." I think 2 wives would be the better way :-)
10:00 March 29, 2012 by bourgeoisieboheme
Bigamy is illegal so firstly arrest the guy. Illegal is illegal, period.

Second, when they apprehended the woman, did she have the knife still? If so, please arrest her and get her off the street.
11:03 March 29, 2012 by zooeden
I would also tell a 21 year old hot babe Im ok cause Im bigamist or scientologist or whatever and all if she ask me :D
18:56 March 29, 2012 by cabralb
What a wonderful discussion! However the Laws dictate everything. Good Omash, one can go for Bigamy in its own place, and not in Sweden where it is legally banned. I think.
16:10 March 30, 2012 by graceolsson
why did she try to kill the other woman?

If bigamy is illegal why not to arrest the man instead the woman to kill the other woman?

I don´t believe that they´re Swedes. Because one friend of mine who´s Swede had during 21 years a romance with other Swede and his wife NEVER tried to kill her.


What happened? she finished the relationship after all of her friends advise her that life was really a living hell. Full of promises.The man never abandoned his wife. He just promised. LIke most of the men do when they´ve lovers.

For me, it is very strange a woman wanting to kill another woman because of romance.
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