A Cahokia woman claims a Florida woman interfered with her 48-year marriage.

Arlene Totra filed suit against Brenda Hannon of St. Augustine, Fla. on June 6 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.

Arlene Totra claims that her husband, Robert Totra, left their marital home on June 8, 2010, to ultimately reside with Hannon in Florida.

She claims Hannon encouraged and enticed her husband to abandon his relationship with her.

"Within the five years leading up to Robert's departure from the marital home, said Defendant willfully, and with the intention of interfering with the relationship between Plaintiff and Robert Totra, began purposely pursuing an emotional and sexual relationship with Robert by encouraging and (sic) friendly and ultimately sexual relationship through phone calls, e-mails and direct contact with him," the complaint states.

The Totras were married on June 20, 1964, the suit states.

Arlene Totra claims that she has lost the consortium, services, income, assets, affection and present and future support of her husband. She values the lost services at more than $100,000.

In addition to compensatory damages, the lawsuit seeks punitive damages "sufficient to punish Defendant for her actions," and for the cost of bringing suit.

Belleville attorney Rhonda D. Fiss represents Arlene Totra.

St. Clair County case number 12-L-306

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