Palin's restraining order for Pennsylvania man extended
Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin gestures while addressing the National Quartet Convention in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke) By Ed Reinke
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A restraining order against a 19-year-old Pennsylvania man accused of stalking Sarah Palin has been extended for six months.
However, a court magistrate denied requests for protective orders against Shawn Christy of McAdoo filed by Palin's father, Chuck Heath, and her friend Kristan Cole, saying the two failed to take part in Monday's hearing.
Magistrate Jonathon Lack denied a protective-order request by Cole against Christy's father, Craig, for the same reason. But he told the Christy family that any further contact with Heath or Cole could lead to a restraining order.
Lack also issued a restraining order for Palin against Craig Christy. Palin's restraining orders also protect her parents.
Craig Christy is accused of leaving multiple harassing telephone messages for Palin's parents and contacting Cole's children on Facebook.
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