Career Criminal Sentenced To 40 Years For Stalking Ex-Girlfriend
On Monday, June 7, 2021, moments before jury selection, Kenneth Mahaffey of Humble, Texas pleaded guilty to Stalking, a Third Degree Felony, in the 221st District Court, the Honorable judge Lisa Michalk presiding.
In accordance with his plea, Mahaffey, 49, received a sentence of 40 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
Because of his prior criminal history, Mahaffey faced a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.
On May 25, 2020, Deputy Clayton Colson with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call made by Mahaffey's ex-girlfriend.
The victim reported Mahaffey was sending her many emails containing threats directed at the victim and the victim's family.
The victim had recently ended their relationship after enduring months of physical and emotional abuse by Mahaffey.
Deputy Colson initiated an investigation and advised Mahaffey to cease all communications with the victim.
However, in response to Deputy Colson's explicit warnings, Mahaffey's behavior and threats began to escalate.
Mahaffey continued to send threatening emails at all hours of the day and night.
Mahaffey even told the victim, "..you're gonna be (the) reason I end up on death row."