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Ky. Supreme Court to consider unusual divorce request

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Elmer Riehle doesn't want to wait "until death do us part," but he may not have a choice.

The 88-year-old former Jesuit brother wants to divorce Carolyn Riehle, saying the marriage is "irretrievably broken." In court documents, she agrees. But Carolyn is more than Elmer's wife. She is his guardian, a role she has had since 2008 when a six-person jury ruled Elmer was mentally incompetent, despite his objections.

Carolyn says she cares deeply for Elmer and he needs a guardian to stop him from wasting the family's money on "internet overseas pyramid schemes." Elmer says he is a prisoner in his own home, with Carolyn his court-appointed warden.

The Kentucky Supreme Court will wade into the dispute Friday when it hears arguments in the case.

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