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March 13, 2014 at 12:10 PM

WA Supreme Court upholds conviction despite missing victim

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — The Washington State Supreme Court has upheld the stalking and harassment conviction of a man in Cowlitz County, even though he was not able to confront his accuser at trial. Timothy Dobbs was arrested in Longview in 2010, after police said he slashed the tires of his ex-girlfriend’s car and fired bullets…


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April 11, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Kirkland woman charged with stalking Clay Aiken in North Carolina

The Associated Press A woman from Kirkland has been charged with stalking singer Clay Aiken at his home in North Carolina. Barbara Jean Saylor, 57, was charged with trespassing and misdemeanor stalking, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Thursday. Deputies responded to a call from Aiken’s home on April 3. They were told a…


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March 8, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Wedding date, ring: Des Moines woman charged with stalking

Madaline Ann Desmet thought she’d met the man of her dreams through her church Sunday school program. The Des Moines woman, who’s a real estate agent, allegedly confessed her “undying love” to the man a few months after meeting him and was rebuffed. But Desmet persisted, with packages, love letters and emails. In December, Desmet, 64, even…


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January 24, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Lengthy sentence for man who stalked woman for 17 years

A 31-year-old man who has been stalking a woman since they were both in middle school was sentenced this morning to 26 1/2 years in prison. Shawn Moul has stalked Tracy Lundeen since shortly after they met at McKnight Middle School in in Renton in 1994 when she was in eighth grade.  Despite obtaining a no-contact order against…


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January 24, 2012 at 7:15 AM

Morning Memo/Tuesday: Stalker sentencing … Rain, wind … Missing climbers

Weather:   The Weather Service says to be prepared for rain (100 percent!)  and some strong winds today – 15 to 30 mph and gusts to 45 mph. The wind could cause power outages, downed trees and snapped branches. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen. Temperature by some forecasts will be 47 degrees, though. Rain forecast tomorrow, and…


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