CRAWFORD, Texas, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The husband of Cindy Sheehan, the anti-war protester camped near President Bush's Texas ranch, has filed for divorce.
The couple's son, Casey, was killed last year in an ambush five days after his arrival in Iraq.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Patrick Sheehan filed a divorce petition on Friday in California's Solano County.
Sheehan, a resident of Vacaville northeast of San Francisco, had told the media that she and her husband separated because of the stress of Casey's death. She also acknowledged that Patrick Sheehan disagreed with the intensity of her anti-war activities.
Joined by a growing group of protesters, including other bereaved families, Sheehan has been staked out about 3 miles from the Prairie Chapel Ranch for more than a week. She says that her decision to meet with the president -- so far unsuccessful -- was a spontaneous one while she was at a meeting in Dallas.
Her protest has divided her family. Sheehan told reporters that she had to convince one son not to join the Army, telling him "there was no way this government was going to get another one of my children."