Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Lidia Kuzniar, charged in November for stalking Father Michael Pfleger, will get treatment in jail.
The Deerfield woman arrested in November for stalking Father Michael Pfleger was found unfit to stand trial today and transferred to the mental health ward in the Cook County Jail hospital, where she is being held without bond, for inpatient treatment, according to a story on CBS Chicago. Earlier: Accused Deerfield Stalker Claims She Wants to Marry Father Pfleger Lidia Kuzniar, 55, of Deerfield was originally arrested Nov. 18 at Pfleger’s St. Sabina Church in Chicago after repeated attempts to have contact with the priest, according to reports on Patch. She has said God wanted her to marry the well known clergyman. At a hearing Tuesday in Cook County Criminal Court, Judge Matthew Coghlan ruled Kuzniar unfit to stand trial, according to a …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Father Pfleger calls Lidia Kuzniar, who is accused of stalking him, mentally ill.
A Deerfield woman charged with two felony counts of stalking Chicago priest Michael Pfleger remains in Cook County Jail after the judge took no action on her bail status at a hearing Monday in Cook County Criminal Court in Chicago. Lidia Kuzniar of Deerfield, who faces up to eight years in prison if convicted on both counts, appeared at a status hearing Monday where the judge made no change to a Nov. 20 order denying her bail, according to Cook County State’s Attorney spokesperson Andy Conklin. Earlier: Accused Deerfield Stalker Claims She Wants To Marry Father Pfleger Kuzniar will next appear in court at 9 a.m. Jan. 4 for a preliminary hearing. At that time, a judge could determine whether there is probable cause to continue to hold the …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Lidia Kuzniar arrested on two felony counts for disobeying no contact order with Father Michael Pfleger. She is being held without bond.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Judge refuses bail in case of Lidia Kuznair who had hoped to marry prominent priest, prosecutors say.
A Deerfield woman remained behind bars Tuesday after being accused of stalking Father Michael Pfleger, pastor of Chicago's St. Sabina Church as prosecutors contend she hoped to marry the prominent priest. Lidia Kuzniar, 55, of Deerfield was remanded to custody after Cook County Judge Edward Harmening did not allow bail. Kuzniar was charged with felony stalking of Pfleger after at least six attempts to get in contact with the nationally known priest. Earlier: Update: Deerfield Woman Ordered Held Without Bond Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Lorraine Scudato detailed Kuzniar’s alleged pattern of behavior that started on Oct. 21. On that day, parishioners were standing in line to contribute money. Kuzniar got in that line and tried to …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Charged with felony stalking of St. Sabina Pastor Michael Pfleger, judge rules Lidia Kuzniar is a threat to Chicago priest.
(Update at 3:15 p.m.) The Deerfield woman charged with two felony counts of stalking St. Sabina Pastor Michael Pfleger was ordered held without bond today by Cook County Criminal Court Judge Edward Harmening in Chicago. Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Lorraine Scadoto argued successfully that Lorraine Kuzniar, 55, of Deerfield was a threat to Pfleger because of her excessive stalking. She will be held without bond in Cook County Jail. According to statements made in court, Kuzniar believes priests should have the right to marry and claims she has fallen in love with Pfleger. She is the mother of two children. She returns to court Monday. (Earlier at 10:46 a.m.) A Deerfield woman was charged with two counts of felony stalking of …