Jury: Woman harassed homeowner after canceling $1.2M deal

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Posted: Nov 11, 2015 11:13 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio woman has been convicted of harassment over a feud that developed after she and her husband backed out of a deal for a $1.2 million house when they found out a neighbor had been convicted of attempted murder.

The jury agreed with prosecutors Tuesday that Jacqueline "Crysta" Pleatman harassed homeowner Grant Troja. Jurors didn't reach a verdict on a second count.

The charges had their roots two years ago after Pleatman and her husband canceled a home purchase in the upscale Cincinnati suburb of Indian Hill. Court documents show Troja told police she harassed him with text messages and emails, including one to his employer.

Her attorney voiced disappointment with the verdict and said appeal is possible.

Civil litigation over the house deal is still pending.