October 20, 2005

Gwen Robinson's Story: October 30

Anthony Glenn Owens marries 8 women; jailed for bigamy

On Sunday October 30th 2005 at 10:30 PM Oxygen's Relentless will feature the story that was popular in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Gwendolyn Robinson, a divorced mother of two, she was retired from twenty years in the Air Force and had a master's degree in criminal justice. But she was swept off her feet by charming young minister Anthony Owens who, after a whirlwind romance, asked her father for her hand in marriage.

Soon after, a female pastor warned Gwen that she had seen Anthony introduce other women as his "wife" and warned Gwen that Anthony would steal from her. While playing the role of dutiful pastor's wife, Gwen switched into detective mode and found that her husband was a eight time bigamist. She compiled a comprehensive history of his bigamy and swindling that resulted in an annulment for her and jail time for Anthony.

October 14, 2005

Serial Groom

DATELINE NBC
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2005 - 7:00  PM  ET
Be sure to watch or set your DVD's to record as Keith Morrison reports on a serial groom who left a trail of ex-wives scattered across the country...No it is not Ed Hicks in this report.

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September 30, 2005

Bigamy Investigative Reports™

Investigative Reports™ - Intimate Deception explores this cruel and all-too-common crime with three cases. In one, a handsome model married four women at the same time, however he reaped little financial gain. Another man married three women in less than a year while still married to a fourth. Another bigamist, now in prison, was never prosecuted for bigamy but for fraud. He confesses to the camera that his crimes were for neither love nor pleasure, but only for money. One woman claimed he stole $26,000 from her after a six-week relationship. The investigation features interviews with the bigamist convicted of fraud, seven victims, a police psychologist, police officials and a convicted bigamist.

Bigamists are devious con-artists who wield the powerful weapon of love to become intimately involved with their victims only to leave them in emotional and financial ruin.

Bigamy is a felony in most states, but it's up to the courts to decide what price must be paid. Law enforcement officials agree that bigamists are hard-core criminals without feeling for their victims. More often than not, they fail to punish the offenders appropriately, and in many cases, those who do go to jail do so for other crimes. It happens with such frequency yet it’s an often-overlooked crime. Using trust and love as weapons, perpetrators leave behind a trail of shattered lives and lost dreams.

Investigative Reports™ - Intimate Deception takes a compelling look at the minds, motivations and methods of bigamists.

LENGTH: 1 hour
HOST: Bill Kurtis
PRODUCED BY: Indigo Films for A&E Network