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John Wayne Bobbitt Remarries

March 26, 2002

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LAS VEGAS (AP) _ John Wayne Bobbitt, who made national headlines after his then-wife Lorena Bobbitt was charged with cutting off his penis in 1993, remarried on his 35th birthday.

Bobbitt married Joanna Ferrell, 31, during a 30-minute ceremony at the Little Church of the West on the Las Vegas Strip, said chapel owner Greg Smith. Fewer than 10 guests attended the noon ceremony Saturday.

The Clark County Marriage License Bureau reported the couple obtained a license Saturday.

The Rev. Robb Hickey, of the Church of Christ in Las Vegas, officiated. Hickey said it was routine service and added that he intended to file the marriage certificate Monday with the Clark County Recorder.

Bobbitt was thrust into the national spotlight in 1993 when his wife was charged with cutting off his penis while he slept. Lorena Bobbitt argued she had been the victim of an abusive husband. She was found innocent by reason of insanity.

After successful surgery to reattach his penis, Bobbitt made appearances on ``The Howard Stern Show″ and has made a number of adult films.

In 1997, Bobbitt moved to Nevada, where he has worked in a brothel and as a bartender and tow truck operator.

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