A COUVA woman yesterday pleaded guilty in the San Fernando High Court to the charge of bigamy.
Lynette Phillips, 55, appeared before Justice Geoffrey Henderson in the Second Assizes Court for the offence of marrying George Wildman while still married to her husband Leroy Phillips.
State attorney Angelica Teelucksingh said that Wildman married Lynette Phillips, even though her divorce was not yet finalised from Leroy Phillips.
Teelucksingh told the court that on June 19, 1977, Lynette Phillips married Leroy Phillips.
They were married for eighteen-and-a-half years.
In October 1995, the marriage between Leroy Phillips and Lynette Phillips broke up.
Then on November 7, 1995, Lynette Phillips married Wildman at the Warden's Office at Couva.
However, in 2000 Leroy Phillips was summoned to the court for divorce proceedings, and on February 20, 2003, the divorce was finalised through a "decree absolute".
The court heard that Wildman, while married to the accused, contacted Leroy Phillips and in April 2006 the matter was reported to PC Annand Bissoon.
After hearing the facts of the case, Henderson said: "The offence puzzles the court as to what would be behind this."
Defence attorney Kurn Edwards asked the court for a probation officer's report on the accused.
Henderson postponed the case to September 27.