Florida Man Jailed For Having "Too Many Wives"

TAVARES, Fla. (AP) -- Having too many wives is sending one central Florida man to prison.

L.J. Hare pleaded no contest Thursday to felony bigamy. The 41-year-old accepted a plea deal that requires him to spend 18 months in prison.
Assistant State Attorney Stephanie Mahaney said the plea will help the women move on with their lives.

One of his wives has filed for an annulment. Another has filed a civil complaint. His first wife now has grounds to divorce him.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that another nine women said they had been romanced by Hare on Internet sites. One even said she might have accepted his sudden marriage proposal if he hadn't abruptly stopped calling.

Hare is also known as Leonard John and Lyn Jon.


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  • by Richard Location: Bertie on Dec 17, 2008 at 12:50 PM
    If he tried to get a divorce in Florida I understand!!!
  • by Annie Nonomus Location: Greenville on Dec 17, 2008 at 08:01 AM
    One is too many sometimes!
  • by Joseph Location: Snow Hill on Dec 16, 2008 at 06:47 PM
    Mabe he had one for money, one for sex, one for cooking, one for cleaning and most importantly one for cleaning the deer, ducks and bear lol he is my hero!
  • by alex Location: Vanceboro on Dec 16, 2008 at 03:18 PM
    In the Bible, everytime a man had more than 1 wife he had trouble
  • by sarah Location: fayetteville, nc on Dec 16, 2008 at 08:05 AM
    well, look at the bright side. Being in jail is keeping him from making babies and bankrupt him by having to pay child support.lol
  • by Lillie Location: Lucama on Dec 16, 2008 at 06:53 AM
    I can't imagine why a man or woman would want more than one active husband or wife.
  • by Barlow Location: Winterville on Dec 16, 2008 at 05:57 AM
    That is one of the most chilling tales of self-abuse I have ever heard. Thank god they stopped him before he killed himself.
  • by oops on Dec 15, 2008 at 07:37 PM
    i suppose hes safer in prison since they all found out!
  • by Eddie Location: NC on Dec 15, 2008 at 02:45 PM
    I am with WOLFGANG if I had 3 wives & 9 girl friends. I would ask for the longest jail sentence I could get.
  • by Dawn Location: Dillsboro on Dec 15, 2008 at 09:16 AM
    My husband said,No man can make a woman 100% happy,so why bury yourself.LOL
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