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Gingersnap
01-21-2010, 02:48 PM
Woman found guilty of stalking herself

By Sally Glaetzer From: The Mercury January 14, 2010 10:36AM

Ellen Hazel Triffett sent letters to a local grocery manager encouraging him to harm her.

A WOMAN has been found guilty of stalking, in a bizarre case in which she tried to organise acts of violence against herself. The Mercury reports Ellen Hazel Triffett, 53, of the Tasmanian Central Highlands, was given a suspended jail sentence yesterday for stalking her local store owner.

The Hobart Magistrates Court heard Bronte Park general store owner Wayne Turale started receiving a series of disturbing letters in October 2006. Over 18 months, he received 10 of the poorly written letters, instructing him to perform or organise acts of violence against Mrs Triffett, who was one of his customers.

Each letter was signed with the name "Mick".

The court heard a crossbow was mentioned in at least one letter and the implication was that "something had to be done" about Mrs Triffett.

"I think it was 'get someone to run her over or shoot her'," Mr Turale said.

He handed each letter to police and became increasingly fearful for his family's safety.

Eventually, Mr Turale, a retired police officer, started to suspect the letters were the work of Mrs Triffett's family, who lived at Half Moon Marsh in Bronte Park.

When police visited Mrs Triffett, she denied writing the letters. But forensic scientists later found a likely match between her DNA and DNA found on some of the letters, stamps and envelopes.

She was arrested in December 2008.

After hearing the evidence, Magistrate Glenn Hay found Mrs Triffett guilty and sentenced her to 21 days in prison, describing her crimes as "bizarre". That jail term was suspended.

With you'd burn-it-with-fire pic at the link.

News (http://www.news.com.au/national/woman-found-guilty-of-stalking-herself/story-e6frfkvr-1225819119845?from=public_rss)

megimoo
01-21-2010, 02:58 PM
With you'd burn-it-with-fire pic at the link.

News (http://www.news.com.au/national/woman-found-guilty-of-stalking-herself/story-e6frfkvr-1225819119845?from=public_rss)
She must be a Catholic and is afraid to kill herself ?She looks like Delahunt (D:Mass.):eek:

http://www.house.gov/delahunt/

noonwitch
01-21-2010, 03:14 PM
She needs to be in a mental hospital, not a jail.


I'm just glad it's not my crazy coworker, who was convicted of stalking a man who just wasn't in to her.

RobJohnson
01-21-2010, 11:03 PM
Strange, yet not Florida. :D

PoliCon
01-21-2010, 11:21 PM
Strange, yet not Florida. :D

Do I need to post a breastfeeding pic? :p

RobJohnson
01-22-2010, 05:03 AM
Do I need to post a breastfeeding pic? :p

Yes, for Rock.