JUSTICE Geoffrey Henderson was unable to sentence bigamist Lynette Phillips yesterday becasue a probation officer's report was not available.
Two months ago, Phillips, 55, of Couva, pleaded guilty to having two husbands at the same time.
At that hearing, Justice Henderson said he was confused over what would have led to Phillips marrying George Wildman while she was still married to Leroy Phillips. He ordered that a probation report be compiled.
But yesterday the San Fernando Fourth Criminal Court was told the document was still outstanding.
Henderson said given the nature of the offence and the offender, he needed the report to get a full picture to be able to arrive at a proper sentence.
Defence attorney Kern Edwards said that his client had visited the probation office back on July 4, two weeks before the guilty plea was entered.
Lynette Phillips admitted to the State's case that she and Wildman got married even though her divorce was not yet finalised from Leroy Phillips.
State attorney Angelica Teelucksingh told the court that on June 19, 1977, Lynette Phillips married Leroy Phillips.
They were married for 18-and-a-half years before the marriage broke up in October 1995.
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 Constable Anand Bissoon.
Lynette Phillips was later charged.
Henderson advised Phillips to return to the probation office to move the report forward.
The matter was adjourned to next Wednesday.
Phillips is out on $25,000 bail.