Man seeks divorce from his 'convicted felon' wife

March 14, 2010

Benjamin A. Sifrit, convicted along with his wife of 10 years for murdering a couple in Ocean City in 2002, has filed for divorce on the grounds she is a "convicted felon." Radio station WTOP reported that Sifrit is seeking to divorce Erika Sifrit. Both are in prison after being convicted of murdering Joshua Ford and Martha Crutchley of Fairfax, Va. Acting as his own attorney, Sifrit cited Maryland Code, which says a court can grant a divorce on the grounds of a conviction of a felony or misdemeanor where the person has been sentenced to serve three years in prison. Erika Sifrit is serving life in prison plus 20 years. Benjamin Sifrit, who has said his wife murdered the couple, is currently serving 38 years in prison.

- Associated Press

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