Facebook status update: already married — twice.
A Washington man pleaded guilty to bigamy after his wife learned he was married to a second woman by looking at Facebook’s “people you may know” notification.
The second woman’s profile picture showed her with the first bride’s husband standing near a wedding cake. Alan O’Neill, a 42-year-old correction officer, pleaded guilty to attempted bigamy. He was sentenced Thursday to a year of probation.
O’Neill married his first wife in 2001. They split in 2009, but never divorced.
Attorney Philip Thornton told the judge that his client never intended to commit bigamy. “He is extremely embarrassed and remorseful,” he said.