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Crime & Punishment: Yale is Missing Its Squirrels
The divorce case of perennial candidate Lee Whitnum has taken yet another odd turn. Whitnum, a 53-year-old Greenwich woman who received only a handful votes in each of her biennial campaigns for office, was briefly married to a man 25 years her senior. He apparently filed for divorce but Whitnum claims the filings were a conspiracy on the part of his children and his retirement home. She was arrested in April for alleged trespass into the facility. Recently, Judge Jane Emons, who was overseeing the divorce, told police that Whitnum called her home at 2:30 a.m. After Emons hung up, Whitnum allegedly called back and ranted to Emons' husband and then made a call to their son, who lives out of state. Though charged with stalking, Whitnum says she only wanted to speak to Emons "woman to woman." The Stamford Advocate reports that there was subsequently some confusion in court. Because one party had been ordered to stay away from the judge, the case was transferred from the Bridgeport Superior Court to the one in Stamford. Whitnum was not present when the new judge granted the divorce.
By Nick Keppler
September 17, 2013