One of the most peculiar cases in US history stands before a US Court. A US Marshall wife stands accused of framing her husband’s former girlfriend using an elaborate rape fantasy scheme. As a result, the young woman was arrested and trialed. New evidence brought to court cleared her of all charges and led to the arrest of the schemer.
Court documents state that the whole affair started when Angela Maria Diaz (31), learned that her husband had an extramarital affair with 30-years-old Michelle Suzanne Hadley. Both women lived in the town of Anaheim.
When Diaz learned that her husband, a US Marshall, had an affair with another woman, she started to plot her revenge and devised a scheme that would ultimately land the woman in jail. After doing a bit of research on Hadley, Diaz created a fake Craigslist account. The account contained accurate information about the supposed victim, which should have been her, such as photos, name, address, contact details, whereabouts during the day, and sexual preferences.
According to the investigators, Diaz, the US Marshall wife, posted various ads on the fake Craigslist account which stated that the woman had an inclination towards rape fantasies, and enticed various individuals into having forcible sex with her. But this is where the plot even gets interesting – to add substance to her allegations, Diaz made the account as to appear that Hadley created it, in order to have individuals rape her.
In late June, Diaz called the police and told them that several individuals appeared near her house and tried to rape her. Moreover, the woman claimed that on one occasion, a person broke into her house, ripped her shirt, and left her with a hickey on her neck before she was able to call the police.
According to the investigators who arrived at the scene, the victim’s blouse was indeed ripped, as if something pulled it really hard, and that she had a red spot on her neck. Diaz added that the received several emails from Hadley prior to that day, in which the woman threatened her.
Diaz managed to obtain a restraining order against the US Marshall’s former girlfriend. The woman was taken into custody and charged with attempted forcible rape, stalking, and more than ten other offenses. For these charges, the woman risked a life sentence.
However, the tables turned when Michael Guisti, Hadley’s attorney, managed to gather enough evidence to exonerate his client. Guisti uncovered that all the accusations against his client were fabricated by Diaz – Craigslist account, the fake ads, the tore shirt, the redness, and even the threatening e-mail Diaz allegedly received from Hadley.
In light of the new evidence, Hadley was released from prison and cleared of all charges. As for Diaz, the US Marshall wife will now have to answer for several felonies including perjury, false imprisonment, fraud, forgery, kidnapping, and for impersonating a doctor and a lawyer.
According to court documents, as part of her scheme, Diaz faked legal and medical documents to appear as if she was pregnant and suffering from cervical cancer.
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