Blogs as Evidence

Sorry for the two posts in one day, but...

For anyone arriving here who is researching the felony stalking case involving Toni Jo Silvey and Peter Main (Ms. Silvey is accused of calling her ex-boyfriend over 1,000 times in a month and smashing his windows with a sword), the blogs that authorities describe are apparently at the following links:

The Real Peter Main Leather Artist Beyond Artist the Man (Primary)

The suspect apparently started this blog as well, but abandoned it: Wounded Poetic Soul.

Since the accused used the online name of "wounded poetic soul", I am sure others will find additional information about the case.

It is certainly an example of how blogs can and will be used as evidence in a criminal case.

13 comments:

Nikole Hahn said...

Food for thought.

Little Ms. Fun said...

I watched a Criminal Minds episode once where the discovery of a blog was how they solved a crime! Of course the blog was in code and Mr. Spencer Reid was left to figure everything out...

and as far as the stalking thing goes, it's scary!! Don't these people have anything better to do other than hit that little green button on their cell phones? Sigh...

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:
In our new "electronic age", THIS is the coming thing, along with tweets, facebook, myspace, flickr, and naturally...emails.
(ask Eric Holder...LOL)

Its ALL "part of the show", now.
And the best WE can do is stay vigilant & practice caution.

Good post.

Stay safe out there.

A Doc 2 Be said...

When I was cyber stalked by the former professor, the police department did not think my blog was sufficient evidence to go after him, despite the I track IP addresses (and he threatened me with "Jason" like tactics).

I think it depends on the PD and how trivial the personnel deem the threat.

A Doc 2 Be said...

When I was cyber stalked by the former professor, the police department did not think my blog was sufficient evidence to go after him, despite the I track IP addresses (and he threatened me with "Jason" like tactics).

I think it depends on the PD and how trivial the personnel deem the threat.

Holly Lefevre said...

I try to be very careful about what I post anywhere- as far as too much info...of course I am not committing crimes, etc. but just for safety and for my kids reputation in the future. It is a little invasive...and scary

JJ.in.Phila said...

Mine was cited in the Gricar declaration of death hearing.

Momma Fargo said...

Love dumb criminals.

Kimi said...

Hey, Slam Dunk! Been awhile. Great post. I especially liked the part about, "If you can't think anything nice" :). Note to myself: Anything thought in the head comes straight out as an action that could lead to a habit. Better take care what I think. Hope you're well.

imbeingheldhostage said...

yikes. Scary woman.

Maxi said...

…don't think at all.

Slam, when you discover the secret of how not to think, please pass it on.

Jenny said...

Wow. This really made me think.

Chef E said...

Sick minds are sick minds.

My son's future wife googled him and found wonderful things I said as a mother on my blog :)So good can come out of it...