Selfie leads to Oklahoma City man being charged with bigamy

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OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma City man is arrested and accused of bigamy.

The charge of being married to two women at the same time is a very unusual, but it is a felony.

A selfie snapped of Vera and David Hines kicked off the strange criminal case.

"I actually put his picture on my Facebook page and his niece saw it," said Vera Hines.

A short time later, Kathryn Hines contacted Vera on Facebook.

"She asked me why I had her husband on my page and I said, 'No this is my husband," said Vera.

According to court records, David married Vera in 2002 in Caddo County.

He then married Kathryn in 2012 in Oklahoma County.

Those two marriages led to Hines being arrested and charged with bigamy.

"I'm glad the guy is going to jail because he made my life miserable," said Vera.

NewsChannel 4 went to the suspect's home, but no one answered.

However, his attorney did speak about what he thinks is a frivolous charge.

"You know, we're surprised the district attorney's office has expended resources on a bigamy prosecution," said Erik Motsinger.

Motsinger denies Vera and David were ever legally married.

"We're confident the law and the facts will vindicate Mr. Hines," said Motsinger.

Still, Vera provided paperwork showing that she tried to file for a divorce in 2006, but says the suspect refused to pay the fees.

"If he would have paid the money, we wouldn't be going through this," said Vera. "I'm glad the police didn't brush it off. They could see I was hurt."

The suspect was booked into jail but has bonded out.

We tried contacting his second wife but were unsuccessful.

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