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Slain woman's ex gets probation for stalking

The ex-husband of a slain Thomson woman will spend 10 to 14 months in confinement and eight years on probation for stalking and harassing her by phone before her death.

McDuffie County Superior Court Judge E. Pernell Davis on Tuesday sentenced Robert Standridge to eight years of probation on an aggravated stalking conviction, the first six months in the county jail, to be suspended when he enters a state detention center. Judge Davis also sentenced Mr. Standridge to a year of probation on a harassing phone calls plea.

Mr. Standridge will also pay $1,750 in fines, and when he is released he must have no contact with the family of his former wife, Robin Reeves, who was slashed to death in her Gordon Street home in Thomson in February. That slaying has not been solved.

The couple divorced Sept. 26, 2000.

Judge Davis also ordered Mr. Standridge to have no contact with anyone who spoke on Ms. Reeves' behalf Tuesday or any witness who testified in his Nov. 1 bench trial on the aggravated stalking charge. Judge Davis found him guilty of the charge.

In addition, Mr. Standridge must seek counseling or attend an anger management program if so directed by probation officials, and he will be under intensive probation on his release.

Before sentencing, Ms. Reeves' mother, Faye Reeves, and several friends told the judge that Mr. Standridge had stalked, harassed and terrorized the 35-year-old woman before her death.

From the November 14, 2001 print edition of The Augusta Chronicle.

Web posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2004

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