The Washington Post today reports the bizarre story of openly lesbian DC Superior Court Judge Janet Albert, who says she is being stalked by her ex-lover (left).
Days after D.C. Superior Court Magistrate Judge Janet Albert broke up with her girlfriend, the judge found her former companion unconscious in her attic, above her bedroom, with some food and an ice bucket fashioned into a makeshift toilet, authorities say. Investigators said Taylar Nuevelle had climbed into the attic through a door in Albert’s bedroom closet and had been there for almost 24 hours, listening to Albert’s telephone pleas to friends for help. Now, Nuevelle is on trial on charges of burglary, unlawful entry and stalking. Prosecutors allege that she began stalking Albert and harassing with her with hundreds of phone calls, threatening e-mails and text messages after the two ended their year-long relationship in 2008. She faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.
Phone records show that Albert’s ex called her almost 500 times in a one month period, including 139 times in one night. She also has a 1999 felony conviction for contempt from a custody battle case with her ex-husband.
(Tipped by JMG reader Jimbo in DC)