An Alaskan judge has granted Sarah Palin a restraining order against an alleged stalker, Shawn R. Christy of Pennsylvania who also made threats against her person.
The Palin restraining order was granted by Alaskan Judge Colleen Ray who granted the protective order for 20 days. Â The judge based her decision on a preponderance of evidence that showed a pattern of disturbing behavior from Shawn R. Christy, according to the Boston Herald. Â The Palin restraining order is subject to renewal if enough evidence is available from Sarah Palin, the former Alaskan governor, to show the threats and stalking continues.
Sarah Palin and her attorney said in the restraining order against Shawn R. Christy, that the Pennsylvania resident made a series of implied threats of bodily harm via telephone calls and written communication. Â In some of the written threats, he said, she [Sarah Palin] should "watch her back". Â Further, the Palin restraining order said the man informed the former vice-presidential candidate that he was buying a one-way ticket to the state of Alaska and would send sales receipts for a gun purchase.
Included in the Palin restraining order was her testimony via telephone. Â During the telephone testimony, Sarah Palin indicated that "he [Shawn R. Christy] is crazy and could kill me". Â She also said that "he wants me dead", according to Philly.com.
Sarah Palin also included in the restraining order that it is her belief that the man has some attachment or relationship with her younger daughter, Willow.
Included in the Palin restraining order was a statement from Sarah Palin that Christy contacted her on the day the order of protective custody was issued by the Alaskan judge.
Fortunately, the judge granted Sarah Palin the restraining order that restricted contact of any kind with the former Alaskan governor. Â Specifically, the Palin restraining order forbids contact within one mile.
Sarah Palin travels quite extensively promoting her private business affairs, political endeavors, and her popular books. Â The Palin restraining order, at a minimum, should add an additional layer of protection for the high-profile former governor, turned celebrity.
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