Woman Who Stalked U Of M Students Sentenced

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(Memphis) A 53-year-old woman from Springfield, Mo., was sentenced Monday for stalking and harassing her daughter’s ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend from July 9, 2011 until Nov. 15, 2011.

Nadia Cavner was sentenced to five years of probation, including six months home confinement and four hours per week of community service for the first two years of her probation.

She pleaded guilty in April to interstate stalking for months of harassing the couple.

“I think whenever you talk about these things you have to consider children and the suffering children go through and how parents feel about it,” said Steve Farese, Cavner’s lawyer.

Federal authorities said Cavner took it too far after a Memphis man, referred to as P.M. in court documents, broke up with her daughter.

Investigators have recordings of Cavner asking someone to hurt, but not kill, him.

Authorities also said she got some of her employees to help her harass and intimidate the young man and his new girlfriend.

Cavner even paid for one worker to temporarily move to Memphis to spy on the couple.

“These actions caused substantial emotional distress to the individuals, their families, and close acquaintances,” according to a release from the Department of Justice’s Western District of Tennessee.

Per the terms of her probation, Cavner will also have to attend counseling.