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Case of Bridal Break-in on Hold

Md. woman accused of breaking into home wearing gown and veil pleads insanity

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    Case of Bridal Break-in on Hold
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    The trial of a Hagerstown, Md., woman accused in a break-in and assault has been postponed while she goes through a mental evaluation.

    Melissa Ann Wagaman, 32, is charged with breaking into a couple’s home Feb. 9, the Herald-Mail reported. Why would that spark a mental evaluation, you wonder?  
     
    It’s probably because when she allegedly broke in, she was dressed only in the skirt and veil from a wedding gown. The court wants to make sure she’s competent to stand trial.
     
    There are other bizarre and serious twists. 
     
    According to court records, Wagaman used her head to break the couple’s dining room window. When she tried to climb in, the homeowner pushed her back with a shovel. During the struggle, he severed an artery in his arm and lost three pints of blood, according to the paper.   It required surgery.   Another resident in the home was not hurt.
     
    While breaking in, she also told the residents that her mother was in their basement.
     
    Court records indicate that Wagaman is also in a child custody dispute. She has previous convictions for theft and resisting
    arrest.
     

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