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Court annuls couple's sexless marriage

MONTGOMERY, ALA. - The bride might have been tipped off on the honeymoon when the newlyweds slept in separate tents while camping.

Then there was her husband's complaint about her weight. Antoinette Walters Janda said she lost 65 pounds, but her husband, Jiri Janda, still would not make love to her.

Her complaint, spelled out in court testimony, led a state appeals court Friday to annul the Jandas' sexless marriage - a decision that could mean Mr. Janda, a Czech citizen, could lose the immigration status that has allowed him to live in the United States for several years.

The 5-0 decision of the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals determined that the marriage could be voided with an annulment, even though they lived in the same house for nearly two years before separating.

Jiri Janda's attorney, James Lambert of Fairhope, said he was disappointed by the ruling, but he and his client had not discussed whether to appeal.

- Edited from wire reports


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