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Authorities: Pa. man's marriage try violated bail

Monday, February 13, 2012

Authorities say a man who allegedly locked his girlfriend's 7-year-old son in a makeshift coffin tried to marry the woman immediately after being released on bail, despite a court order to stay away from her.

Court records say 32-year-old Brain Sleboda was jailed in December after prosecutors learned he'd applied for a marriage certificate along with 26-year-old Lori Gardner.

The couple was arrested in October after police say they locked Gardner's son in the basement, forced him to sleep in a coffin and bound him with tape.

Officials say they learned the couple applied for a license the day after Sleboda was bailed out by reading the court notes in The Times-Tribune of Scranton.

A message left Monday for Sleboda's attorney was not immediately returned.

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Information from: The Times-Tribune, http://thetimes-tribune.com/

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