N. T. Roupe, Mrs. E. B. Wexler Roupe v. State

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
N. T. Roupe, Mrs. E. B. Wexler Roupe v. State
Case Date: 
1933
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Adultery, Open and Notorious

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Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
154
Notes / Description: 

Thad Roupe abandoned his wife, Mrs. Bonnie Roupe and her children Howard Wayne, aged 1, and Floyd Roupe, aged 8, after he began a sexual relationship with a Mrs. Wexler, Bonnie's first cousin. Roupe attempted to keep both women in the same home and bed, but Mrs. Roupe objected. He filed divorce papers in Arkansas (on charges of "general indignities: nagging") without notifying Mrs. Roupe & left the state. Newly married Roupes appealing the guilty verdict of adultery.