A woman from Arizona who reportedly sent a whopping 159,000 text messages to a man after they went on a single date still believes that the jury she’s facing will find her innocent.
Back in March, Jacqueline Ades was deemed mentally incompetent to stand trial, but now she wants a jury to hear her case.
She even believes that they will allow her to marry the man whose home she broke into.
Ades told The Arizona Republic in a jailhouse interview that she believes the jury will say: “You’re not guilty and on top of it we, like, demand that you two get married.”
Ades has been in prison since May 2018 after harassing the man for 10 months.
The deranged stalker sent him threatening text messages including one that read: ‘I’d make sushi outta ur kidneys n chopsticks outta ur hand bones (sic)’.
Another one read: ‘Oh what would I do w ur blood! Id wanna bathe in it’.
The victim of the stalking, CEO of a company that sells skincare and spa products, met on a dating site called Luxy, a service that calls itself the “best luxury millionaire matchmaker dating app.”
The exclusive app can only be used by those who earn more than $200,000 per year.
The man reportedly told Ades he did not want to see her again after going on a single date, but she allegedly began texting him non-stop, sometimes up to 500 times a day.
In July 2017, she made a trip to his house.
The following April, the man who was overseas at the time, called the police and reported that surveillance footage was showing Ades inside his home.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found her taking a bath.
After failing to be present at multiple court hearings, Ades was arrested.
She told police officers when being escorted to prison: “He said to me, ‘Go away’ for the last 16 months. And I couldn’t, because the more I loved him, the more I learned [about] the secrets of the universe.”
Ades’ lawyer, Matthew Leathers, requested a hearing in January after she turned down a plea deal, which would have allowed her to be released from prison.
But the woman, who pleaded not guilty to charges of stalking and criminal trespassing, refused the deal.
Mr Leathers said multiple mental health professionals met with Ades and found her mentally incompetent to stand trial.
A psychologist is now meeting with Ades in prison in a bid to “restore her to competency”.
The case will be dismissed without prejudice if Ades is found not to be restorable.
She could then be committed to a mental institution.
“I just think it’s ridiculous, I can’t believe that it turned into this,” Ades said. “I can’t believe that I’m actually in jail over some text messages.”
She has continued to claim that her hundred and thousands of text messages were “just jokes”.
Last modified: December 31, 2023