Man stalks deceased fiancee's mum

A HERVEY Bay man charged with stalking the mother of his deceased fianceé allegedly caused her to fear for her life to the point where she would not leave home alone.

Anthony Richard Baker, 46, faced Hervey Bay District Court yesterday for day two of his trial.

He is charged with unlawful stalking, two counts of wilful damage, causing a bomb hoax, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and attempt to enter a dwelling with intent to commit a crime.

The charges stem from a five month period following the death of the complainant’s daughter, who was once engaged to Mr Baker.

The daughter died after a battle with leukaemia in 2008.

On Wednesday, Crown prosecutor Caroline Marco said Baker had delivered a series of packages to the mother which included threatening letters, a box with wires attached and a pink urn filled with what appeared to be “blood and bone”.

The first witness to take the stand was the alleged victim, who appeared dazed and confused during questioning.

When asked to describe the events which led to her terminally ill daughter’s passing, the woman broke down.

Yesterday she appeared more composed as she took to the stand once again.

She described two more incidents where Mr Baker was accused of causing her fear, including a time where he allegedly crossed the road from a south-bound lane and drove towards her oncoming car.

The trial continues on Monday.



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