Sentencing of 'neighbor from hell' goes to jury

9:48 AM, Sep 12, 2013   |    comments
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ST. PAUL, Minn. - The "neighbor from hell' that has allegedly harassed a White Bear Lake couple for years filed a motion to withdraw her guilty plea for violating her restraining order Wednesday but a judge denied it. 

Lori Christensen is accused of crude behavior towards neighbors Kim and Greg Hoffman. Greg recorded videos that show Christensen posting signs like "I saw mommy kissing a breathalyzer" on her garage. His wife, Kim, is a recovering alcoholic.

According to court records Christensen said she wanted to withdraw her plea because she felt coerced into saying she was guilty and she wanted to avoid a jail time. Though a judge denied her request.

Christensen is now fighting against the 10 year probation deal she agreed to when she pled guilty. A jury hearing is set for October where the state will have to defend their request for 10 years of probation instead of the usual five years in cases like this.

The Hoffmans were in court expecting to end their nightmare and were disappointed.

"One of our neighbors, before he left town this morning, wished us good luck and we thought we'd have an answer," Greg said. 

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