Cops Nail Bigamist Through Facebook Wedding Photos

Uploaded wedding photos have led to the arrest of a Michigan bigamist.

Facebook wedding photos set in motion an investigation leading to the arrest of a Michigan bigamist.

Richard Leon Barton Jr. apparently defriended his first wife but never divorced her before marrying another woman this past July.

But his first wife ultimately discovered wedding photos that Barton’s new spouse uploaded to Facebook.

Apparently Barton and his first wife had talked about divorce but never actually filed for one before he disappeared in 2004, according to She later found out that he disappeared because he got arrested.

Muskegon District Court arraigned Barton today and charged him with polygamy, which has a maximum penalty of four years in the state of Michigan.