A Phoenix, Arizona woman accused of harassing a man by sending him more than 159,000 text messages, some of which included threats to turn his kidneys into sushi, thinks it’s ridiculous that she’s in jail for her alleged actions. In fact, the woman believes a jury will not only find her innocent, they will also order her and the man she’s accused of stalking to get married.
“I can’t believe that it turned into this. I can’t believe that I’m actually in jail over some text messages,” Jacqueline Ades told The Arizona Republic in an interview published this week.
Ades spoke with the newspaper from the Maricopa county Estrella Jail, where she has been held since May 2018 when she was arrested for stalking and criminal trespassing.
It all began after Ades met the unidentified victim on an online dating site, Luxy, which is a dating site for millionaires. The pair went on one date, but Ades allegedly became infatuated with the man and continued pursuing him, despite the fact the man was not interested in an relationship with her.
The victim had to call police in July 2017 when he discovered Ades parked outside his home. That’s when Ades began sending him threatening texts, including one that said she wanted to wear his flesh and devour his organ, according to Maricopa County Court records.
“I’d make sushi outta ur kidneys and chopsticks outta ur hand bones,” another text read.
Ades told the Arizona Republic that those were jokes, not threats and that she would never act on them. She said she had recently gotten into a fight with her mother and that she was taking her anger out on him.
“I said, ‘If I had a perverted imagination, what would I think?’ ” Ades said. “And then I wrote all these weird things. Just, like, I was literally playing with my imagination and it turned out that that scared him.”
Prosecutors offered Ades a deal that could have had her out of jail several months ago, but she turned it down because she didn’t believe it was real. Ades told The Republic that she believed it was the victim’s way of testing her resolve and wants to go to trial. She believes a jury will not only find her innocent, they will also order the victim to get married to her.
“They’re going to say, ‘You’re not guilty and on top of it we, like, demand that you two get married,’ ” Ades said.
Ades’ attorney, Matthew Leathers, requested a hearing in January that would evaluate her mental competency and ensure she understood the charges against her after she turned the deal down. Two of the three mental-health professionals who met with Ades reportedly found her mentally incompetent to stand trial, but restorable. The third mental-health professional deemed her mentally competent to stand trial.
Photo: Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office