"We have listened to the evidence in what can only be described as a disgusting and despicable crime that the bench finds was completely abhorrent.
"The words and references used... are nothing less than shocking, so much so that no right thinking person in society should have communicated to them such fear and distress.
"The reason for the sentence is the seriousness of the offence, the public outrage that has been caused and we felt there was no other sentence this court could have passed which conveys to you the abhorrence that many in society feel this crime should receive."
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A woman from Wirral discovered her husband had secretly married another woman after she saw him kissing his new bride on Facebook.