ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman says she doesn't understand the fuss over her 96-year-old mother's recent marriage. After all, she says, anybody who wants to get married must have a little dementia.

But the courts aren't amused by the marriage this year of 96-year-old Edith Hill and 95-year-old Eddie Harrison. And the couple's status as newlyweds is now uncertain.

Hill was declared legally incapacitated by the courts several years ago after a doctor said she suffered from dementia. And a judge says the marriage should not have occurred without court permission. He removed Hill's daughter, Rebecca Wright of Annandale, from her role as her mother's guardian in large part because of the marriage.

Now a new guardian has been appointed who will decide whether the marriage will be allowed to stand.

(Story by: Matthew Barakat, The Associated Press)


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