Woman Accused of Sending Man 159K Texts: I'm in Jail?

Jacqueline Ades dismisses the texts as 'weird things'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 20, 2019 12:45 PM CDT
Woman Accused of Sending Man 159K Texts: I'm in Jail?
This undated file booking photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Arizona shows Jacqueline Claire Ades. She is currently single.   (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

An Arizona woman who allegedly broke into a man's home and hounded him with over 159,000 texts doesn't get why she's stuck in jail, USA Today reports. "I just think it's ridiculous," says Jacqueline Ades. "I can't believe that it turned into this. I can't believe that I'm actually in jail over some text messages." Ades was arrested in April 2018 and charged with stalking and criminal trespassing after police say they found her bathing in the man's Paradise Valley house. She had met him on the millionaire dating website Luxy, gone out once, and deluged him with texts including threats to eat his organs and wear his flesh. But in a jailhouse interview, she dismissed the texts as "these weird things."

"Just, like, I was literally playing with my imagination and it turned out that that scared him," she tells the Arizona Republic. In March, two out of three mental-health experts deemed her mentally restorable but unable to stand trial, so the trial was delayed by at least 60 days while psychologists work on her. She was offered a plea deal that would have given her freedom with time served and 10 years' probation, but Ades says she didn't think it was real. She also claims Walt Disney is an Illuminati member who flies a spaceship and abducted her. Now she hopes a trial will lead to her eventual marriage to the man she met online. "They're going to say, 'You're not guilty and on top of it we, like, demand that you two get married,'" she says. (More mental health stories.)

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