Woman Facing Jail Time After Tagging Her Ex Sister-In-Law On Facebook
Muriel Gonzalez could face 12 months in prison after she Facebook tagged a woman she had previously been told not to contact.
According to The Telegraph, Maria tagged Maribel Calderon, her ex sister-in-law, and wrote: “You and your family are sad … You guys have to come stronger than that!! I’m way over you guys but I guess not in ya agenda".
At the ruling in Wenchester County Supreme Court, Maria was charged with second-degree criminal contempt.
This ruling followed a court order which had prohibited Maria from contacting Muriel. When she Facebook tagged her, she violated the order.
Her defence lawyer had tried to argue that the court order did not specify Facebook contact but Justice Susan Capeci disagreed saying: "The order of protection prohibited the defendant from contacting the protected party by electronic or any other means.”
"The allegations that she contacted the victim by tagging her in a Facebook posting which the victim was notified of is thus sufficient for pleading purposes to establish a violation of the order of protection".
Ms Gonzalez is not likely to appeal the judge's decision.