Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Houston Woman Charged with Stalking Ex-Boyfriend

Break ups can be difficult. Countless songs have been written about love gone wrong and you can find shelves in your local book store dedicated to helping people through the end of a relationship. The famous adage "time heals all wounds" holds true in most instances, but there are some people who struggle to move past the grief. One woman in Houston is now facing charges for how she handled the loss of a boyfriend.

Toni Jo Silvey has been charged with felony stalking for calling her ex-boyfriend 1001 times over the span of three months, including 146 times in one 24-hour period. She also sent him 712 emails over the same period of time and even created a blog to detail their relationship and the actions she was taking against him. That's not all. She also apparently hacked into his email account and posted communication between the man, Peter Main, and another woman and shattered his windows with a sword.

At this time, Silvey remains in a Harris County Jail with her bail set at $25,000. This comes after multiple warnings from authorities that she could be arrested for her behavior, which she chose to ignore.

While Ms. Silvey's behavior was certainly destructive and she deserves to face consequences for the choices she has made, there are other instances in which the end of a relationship can place a person in serious physical danger. Scorned lovers can become violent and a protective order may be needed. If you have broken off a relationship and are now facing threats, please contact a family law attorney at Bertolino LLP and let us help you get the protection you need and deserve.

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