A Woman's Crazy Stalker Turns Out To Be Herself
In 2016, Angela Diaz was living the good life. She had recently married the love of her life, U.S. Marshal Ian Diaz, and was pregnant with healthy twins. But then things took a turn. Diaz received horrific emails full of biblical threats and disturbing photos of dead babies. She even informed the police that strangers were surrounding her house, threatening to rape her. It was soon discovered that some psycho stalker was pretending to be Angela while replying to rape fantasy ads on Craigslist. One of the more chatty correspondents later told cops that he and the rest of the perverts had been given her address, her dog walking routes, and were told to go on with the raping even if she resisted. Then the police found Diaz in an alley with bruises on her head. She said she'd just fended off someone who'd tried to assault her.
Fortunately, the cops didn't have to look far for a suspect. Diaz told them she was 100 percent sure that this dangerous monster was none other than Michelle Hadley, the fairly recent ex-fiancee of her hubby. And Hadley did have plenty of motive. Not only had Diaz stolen her fiancee the day she met him, but the newlyweds had moved into the condo Hadley and Ian bought for themselves -- something she had openly fought them over. So when police arrested the ex, it seemed like an open and shut case. Until they finally traced the IP addresses and found that those deranged emails sent to Angela Diaz were, in fact, sent by Angela Diaz. So were the rapists.
As it turns out, Diaz was a pathological liar. She had organized her own rape attempts just to get her rival thrown in jail forever. She also lied about her family and where she worked -- even her pregnancy was a total fake. She had bought fake sonograms on Etsy to show Ian and his parents. And here's the real kicker: Angela was planning to sell her Gone Girl brand of insanity as a Lifetime TV movie, which she had titled A Darkness Within: The Angela Diaz Story. (To her credit, it is pretty twisted.)
Orange County DAAt this point, we're starting to wonder if the whole story is just another level to the lie. Wait ... are we Angela Diaz?! How deep does this go?!
After raiding her computer, the police arrested Diaz and exonerated Hadley, who had spent 88 days in a cell by that point. Diaz was sentenced to five years imprisonment after pleading guilty to one hell of a rap sheet, including but not limited to perjury, grand theft, two counts of kidnapping (by cop), and two counts of false imprisonment (by cop).
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