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Bizarre Home Invasion Could Land 'High Bride' Behind Bars

Associated Press

November 05, 2010

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – A Hagerstown jury has convicted a woman of burglary, assault and reckless endangerment for breaking into her neighbor’s house wearing nothing but a bridal skirt and veil on a snowy night in February.

Thirty-three-year old Melissa Wagaman testified Thursday that a combination of cold medicine and marijuana apparently made her hallucinate she was getting married and that her mother was locked in her neighbor’s basement.

Wagaman broke a dining room window with her head, causing shattered glass to cut an artery in Aaron Parrott’s arm.

The jury rejected defense arguments that Wagaman truly believed she needed to enter Parrott’s house and that she didn’t know she was endangering him.

She faces up to 23 years in prison.

(Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Really? I wonder if she was even engaged to be married.Hmmm

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    t1401hm

    over 3 years ago

    1754 Comments

    Years? I'd say: 15 days, repairs to the window, medical costs for Mr. Parrott, and that's it. We have worse criminals than this person.

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19386 Comments

    The topless Bridal Burglar Bride.....was found guilty by the jury in less than 10 minutes. The house Miss Wagaman broke into was her ex-finance's and his girlfriend. Love hath no fury as a scorned woman........

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    recon2819

    over 3 years ago

    252 Comments

    this is one of those stories that follow: "You just cant make this stuff up." wow.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    10928 Comments

    Things ( and stories ) that make you go "Hmmm ....."

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    mz66

    over 3 years ago

    3718 Comments

    From what I found in the MD sentencing guidelines, though it's unclear which burglary and assault charges are being applied here, I took a guess:

    Reckless Endangerment (Misd. Assault) =5 years
    Felony Burglary, 1st Degree =25 years
    Felony Assault, 1st Degree =25 years

    (shrug)

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    Robocop33

    over 3 years ago

    14600 Comments

    I agree that there has got to be more to this story. You do not send away someone for that long a time for JUST this. There is something else this article is not telling like maybe she is a habitual offender with a long rap sheet or something.

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    DonnaLynn

    over 3 years ago

    10492 Comments

    A "jury has convicted a woman of burglary, assault and reckless endangerment" -- 23 years for those three charges.

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    TXPD

    over 3 years ago

    332 Comments

    She had to be on something a lot stronger than cold medicine and marijuana to hallucinate like that.

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    npd783

    over 3 years ago

    1158 Comments

    Seems like a lot of time for the crime, HMMMMMMM

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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    46104 Comments

    I wish they had the whole story here.

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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    OK...what is the next excuse? 23 years? I am missing something here?

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    JMichaelSven

    over 3 years ago

    246 Comments

    Something sounds fishy here, 23 years for what she did?! Uh…something not right here, there better be more to this story!

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    FireDad

    over 3 years ago

    7352 Comments

    There has to be more to this story...

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    Where is the rest of the story ???

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