Half Naked Bridal Burglar Found Guilty

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It was a cold, February night in western Maryland. Melissa Wagaman said she was convinced her mother was locked in a neighbor's basement on the day she was supposed to get married.

The problem? Not only was there no wedding, and mom was nowhere near Aaron and Erin Parrott's basement, but Wagaman forgot to put her top on.

A Hagerstown jury took about 10 minutes on Thursday to convict Wagaman of burglary, assault and reckless endangerment for breaking into her neighbor's house on Feb. 9 wearing nothing but a bridal skirt and veil on a snowy night, the Associated Press reports.

Wagaman testified that she is bipolar, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and had been sleep deprived when the incident occurred, reports The Herald Mail, a Hagerstown newspaper. She also testified she had taken one puff of marijuana and cold medicine several hours before she went over to the Parrott's home.

Wagaman broke a dining room window with her head, causing shattered glass to cut an artery in Aaron Parrott's arm.

The jury rejected defense arguments that Wagaman truly believed she needed to enter Parrott's house and that she didn't know she was endangering him.

She faces up to 23 years in prison.
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