Judge Dismisses Alleged Facebook Stalking Charge Against Jennifer Petkov
A Wyandotte judge dismissed an alleged stalking charge against Jennifer Petkov on Thursday.
An alleged stalking charge against Jennifer Petkov was dismissed Thursday at 27th District Court in Wyandotte.
Judge Randy Kalmbach dismissed the charge after the prosecution was unable to prove postings on the popular social media website Facebook came from Petkov.
The charge was filed in 2011 and alleged Petkov was stalking her ex-husband's girlfriend on Facebook and YouTube.
The girlfriend accused Petkov of posting negative comments on her own Facebook page concerning her, sent her negative messages under the user name "MissMarie HatersCallme," and uploaded, onto the web, videos talking about her between March and June of 2011, according to a motion provided by Petkov's attorney Scott Weinberg.
The girlfriend also told the Wyandotte Police Department that Petkov drove past her house. She was advised by police to obtain a personal protection order, but one had not been requested, according to the same motion.
Weinberg said the social media postings were not admissible and were insufficient to meet the required elements of stalking.
Petkov gained national attention in 2010 after admittedly posting doctored photos of a 7-year-old terminally ill girl and her deceased mother on Facebook.
The girl, Kathleen Edward, died as a result of Huntington's disease in January.