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Morrissey confirms 2nd baby with former secretary

Published: Mar. 24, 2016 at 5:03 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 24, 2016 at 8:09 PM EDT
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HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Former delegate Joe Morrissey has confirmed the birth of a second child with fiancee Myrna Warren.

When NBC12's Ashley Monfort asked Morrissey if he would confirm that he was running for mayor, he dropped a bombshell on us instead - he just had a baby 20 minutes ago.

"Will be making an announcement on the 31st [in reference to running for mayor]. In an unrelated matter, Myrna and I just had. (sic) Baby girl 20 min ago! Everyone is healthy."

Myrna Warren is Morrissey's former secretary. The two's relationship and birth of their first child launched an investigation that rocked the Henrico community and led to Morrissey spending several months in jail for contributing to the delinquency of a minor charges.

Morrissey also later faced forgery charges stemming from the case, but a Henrico judge dismissed those charges, saying the prior plea agreement included an immunity clause stating no future charges would be filed in connection to the case. The judge felt the clause was so broad the perjury charges would raise double jeopardy concerns.

After vacating his seat, Morrissey launched a campaign for the Virginia State Senate, but later suspended the campaign due to medical issues.

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