PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Pittsfield school department employee as well as a male high school student have been accused of making threatening phone calls to the women's ex-husband, who is a city police officer.
Forty-two-year-old Sheila Parise and 18-year-old Taconic High School student Craig Eggleston pleaded to sufficient facts on Wednesday and had their cases continued without a finding for six months. That means charges will be dismissed if they stay out of trouble.
Prosecutors say Parise, a courier for the schools, got Eggleston make 20 calls to Officer James Parise, in which he called him names and threatened to kill him. Eggleston was charged with threatening to commit murder.
Sheila Parise's lawyer tells The Berkshire Eagle his client never encouraged the student to make threats. Eggleston's attorney says his client is sorry.