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Italy: Elderly bride barred from marrying younger man

Lucca, 25 June (AKI) - Prosecutors in the central Italian city of Lucca have halted the wedding due to take place on Monday between and 87-year-old bride-to-be and her 49-year-old groom after the woman's granddaughter objected to the match.

Ines Orsolini had been set to tie the knot with Daniele Bernardi in a civil ceremony in the nearby town of Massarosa.

Prosecutors stopped the wedding after Orsolini's granddaughter testified she was not in full possession of her mental faculties.

The yawning age gap between Orsolini and Bernardi, who is nearly 40 years her junior, had already set tongues wagging in the local community




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