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Tuesday, December 21, 1999

Ralph Klein's son-in-law investigated for bigamy
'He seems to like angies'
Robert Remington
National Post

CALGARY - A son-in-law of Ralph Klein, the Alberta Premier, is under investigation by the RCMP for bigamy.

The RCMP launched the investigation of Richard Marcia, 37, after a Saskatchewan woman claimed she is still legally married to the husband of Angela Klein-Marcia, Mr. Klein's daughter. Angi Marcia says she tried to divorce Marcia four years ago, but he disappeared after being released from jail for assaulting her.

She contacted the RCMP after reading in the National Post that Ms. Klein-Marcia of Drumheller, Alta., faces charges related to falsely accusing her husband of domestic abuse.

Corporal Bruce Coates of the RCMP's Drumheller detachment confirmed yesterday an investigation is underway. He said early findings indicate there was no divorce. If true, it would mean Marcia married Angela Klein-Marcia of Drumheller while still legally married to Angi Marcia of Regina.

"I'm Angi. She's an Angie. His mother was an Angie. He seems to like Angies," Ms. Marcia said in an interview. Ms. Klein-Marcia could not be reached yesterday. Bigamy is an indictable offence.

Ms. Klein-Marcia, 34, is to appear in court on Jan. 7 on charges of mischief and making a false statement to police regarding her assault claim. Marcia has been jailed twice for assaults on Ms. Klein-Marcia. He is in jail in Grand Cache, Alta., after being convicted of theft and public mischief.

Before his current marriage, Marcia was married three times, according to documents filed with the Saskatchewan Court in 1995, at his trial on a charge of assault against Angi Marcia of Regina. His first two wives, one named Laurie and the other Laura, claimed they were abused by Marcia, but no charges of domestic abuse were laid.

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