Court Ends Sexless Marriage After East Tennessee Honeymoon

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- An appeals court in Alabama agreed today to annul the sexless marriage of a south Alabama woman to a Czech citizen, who could lose the immigration status that has allowed him to live in the United States for several years.

For the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, it was an unusual divorce case.

In a 5-0 decision, the civil appeals court sided with Antoinette Walters Janda of Bay Minette and said her marriage to Jiri Janda could be voided with an annulment, even though the couple lived in the same house for nearly two years before separating.

According to court papers, the couple spent their honeymoon in the Smoky Mountains sleeping in separate beds.

Jiri Janda came to the United States in 2001 on a temporary green card.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)