Michael O'Connell on Repercussions of Wife's Cancer Lie
Jessica Vega lied to her husband and an entire community about having six months left to live so she could have her dream wedding for free. Vega's husband Michael O'Connell recalls the moment he discovered her deceit.
"I called her on the phone, and she denied everything," Michael says. O'Connell explains he began to grow suspicious of his then-fiancée’s lie after he noticed she wasn't going to the doctor regularly or taking any medication. He also says she picked fights with him, and felt she should've had more of a "humble" attitude towards her loved ones.
After Jessica's arrest in April, Michael says he believes his wife wants to get better, saying, "She looked me in the face and said, 'I am never lying to anybody again. I am never hurting anybody again.'"
O'Connell adds that Jessica plans to pay back the $13,000 worth of wedding donations she received, and says Vega plans on making public and private apologies to every single person affected by the lie.