Jilted girlfriend, 25, falsely claimed her innocent soldier ex had attacked her, vowed to ‘ruin’ him and called his new lover ‘Mexican Shrek’ after he ended their two week relationship
A jilted woman branded her innocent ex-boyfriend a domestic abuser and ridiculed his new girlfriend as the ‘Mexican Shrek’ after she vowed to ‘ruin’ him in a terrifying hate campaign.
Mr Schooler, who had dated Connolly for just two weeks, was banned from seeing his children from a previous relationship because of the defamation against him.
But Connolly continued to bombard him with more insulting messages mocking his skin condition and saying: ‘Only a fat troll would love you. Look at your skin, you make me sick.”
In a series of insulting phone calls to the infantryman, she vowed, “I’m going to stab you.” I’m going to make your life a misery. I’m going to ruin you’.
Emily Connolly, 25, smeared her innocent ex-boyfriend with domestic abuse and made fun of his new girlfriend
Innocent Alex Schooler was in a relationship with Connolly for only two weeks, but was banned from seeing his children from a previous relationship because of the defamation against him
During her vile campaign, Connolly also targeted Mr Schooler’s unnamed girlfriend, texting her: ‘Fat c***’ ‘F****** fat state, if I were you I’d find myself have taken their own lives long ago.’
Other messages read: ‘Your kids are even crazier than you. I’m going to fucking kill you. Go take care of your retarded children, you Mexican Shrek.
Mr Schooler, from Halewood, near Liverpool, later said Connolly had preyed on him in a twisted attempt to rekindle their romance by ‘isolating’ him from his friends and family.
In a statement to police he said: ‘I had decided not to continue the relationship and I told her I didn’t want to see her anymore, but I started receiving messages via Facebook. She contacted friends and family, insulted them and spread lies about me.”
Mr Schooler said Connolly had sent a message to his former partner claiming he had been ‘aggressive’ towards her and included a photo of himself with an injury and a bloodied face.
He added: “She said I had given her the injuries but it was an old injury and she had shown me the injury before during our relationship. As a result of this lie, my ex-partner has stopped access to my children because she fears that I could be a danger to them.
‘She sent the photo to relatives and my mother and said I had attacked her. She posted it on Facebook saying I had attacked her domestically, but quickly deleted it. [..]
‘It had a really damaging effect on my mental health. I am prevented from seeing my children. I am constantly waiting for the next threat or insulting call.”
Mr Schooler said Connolly had targeted him in a twisted attempt to rekindle their romance
During her vile campaign, Connolly also abused Mr Schooler’s unnamed girlfriend
Mr Schooler said Connolly had sent a message to his former partner claiming he had been ‘aggressive’ towards her
At Warrington Crown Court, Connolly, 24, from Upton on The Wirral, who has a new boyfriend, pleaded guilty to harassment and sending threatening and false messages online. She broke down in tears when she was spared jail and sentenced to nine weeks in prison, suspended for two years.
The court heard Connolly had started dating Mr Schooler in March this year, but he ended their relationship after discovering through friends that she had problems with alcohol.
Ms Nicola Parr, prosecuting, said: ‘After they broke up he was called at least once a day. Normally he would hang up, but when he did speak to her it was to tell her not to contact him again.
‘Alex started dating another woman but the defendant sent her 24 messages of a threatening and hate-related nature. She had to contact her GP for increased anti-anxiety medication. It was a hate crime as she called the victim’s children retarded.”
In her victim impact statement, Mr Schooler’s girlfriend said: ‘This incident has left me very upset and saddened. For the sake of the children, I try to keep my emotions under control. I can not sleep. I’m always waiting for a new way for the accused to harass me.
‘I went to my doctor and have more medication for anxiety. I think it’s disgusting to use my son’s mental health status against him. [..]
“It scares me that she will make threats.”
Connolly had previously been convicted of criminal damage after vandalizing a car. Defense barrister Adam Antowskiw said in mitigation: “I accept that the offenses are particularly vicious.
‘The accusation against the victim was indeed false as he was not responsible for the injury, but she had been a victim of domestic violence approximately six months earlier.
‘These offenses took place under the influence of drink and as a result she has sat up and realized that.’
Connolly broke down in tears as she was spared jail and was sentenced to nine weeks in prison, suspended for two years
Connolly was also ordered to complete a six-month mental health program, 90 days of alcohol withdrawal monitoring plus 20 rehabilitation days.
She was also given a two-year restraining order banning her from contacting Mr Schooler and his girlfriend, and ordered to pay £154 in costs and a victim surcharge.
JP Eric Hodgson told her: ‘Given the aggravating element and the harm suffered by the victims in total, the offenses have exceeded the threshold for custody. However, we believe that in your case there is a real prospect of rehabilitation.
“We are not going to award any damages because all we have given you has been sufficient punishment, and we think it would be better to achieve a clean break between you and the victims.”