Crazy lady jailed for sending death threats... to herself
A woman in California has been jailed for sending violent messages, including death threats, to herself.
Stephani Renae Lawson has been sent to jail for one year after sending herself eight abusive messages.
She was trying to get back at her ex-boyfriend by pretending to be him and sending the messages on his behalf.
She created fake profiles on Facebook and harassed herself.
Her ex-boyfriend, Tyler Parkervest was arrested by officers in Orange County, California and was due to stand trial for stalking, threatening, kidnapping and battering.
He has since been cleared of all charges because the cops found that the messages were being sent from a device belonging to Lawson. The IP address of the device led them to her and they were able to find more evidence on her.
Law enforcement was first suspicious when Deputy District Attorney Mark Geller said one of his co-workers found holes in Lawson's story during Parkervest's pre-trial hearing.
The OCDA released this statement:
"The Orange County District Attorney's Office (OCDA) Bureau of Investigation conducted a follow-up investigation into the statements Lawson made while on the witness stand even after the case was bound over for trial. The OCDA investigation revealed that the true victim was [Parkervest] and he was not guilty of the crimes."
Lawson was detained on one felony count of perjury and false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud or deceit.
Reportedly, she initially denied the charges but changed her plea at the last minute when faced with an even longer jail sentence.
As well as the one-year jail term, she has three years of probation.
Some of the things people do to try and exact revenge on people, it is mind-boggling. Just wish we could see the messages.
The secret is out!https://t.co/FYYFIWie4z— Student Money Saver (@studentmoneysvr) December 5, 2016