The Richmond Times-Dispatch () reports that Frank E. BlakeJr.’s visitors led investigators to discover that Blake hadn’t divorced his second wife before he married his third wife. Authorities also say Blakemarried his second wife before his divorce from his first wife was finalized. It’s unclear why Blake was initially in jail.
Blake pleaded no contest Tuesday to a charge of bigamy, stemming from the overlap between the end of his first marriage and the start of his second. He was sentenced to 1.5 years imprisonment, with 3.5 years suspended.
Blake says he didn’t realize he was committing a felony.