Woman charged over text messages allegedly threatening judge

Julia Paz Taylor, 47, is charged with retaliation.

March 5, 2012 3:04:56 PM PST
A woman upset over the way a judge handled her divorce petitions is now facing a felony charge over alleged threats.

Julia Paz Taylor, 47, is charged with retaliation. According to court documents, a lawyer told the Harris County Sheriff's Office that he has received thousands of text messages from Taylor over the course of three years. The lawyer added that Taylor has told him on many occasions that she is very angry at District Court Judge Bonnie Hellums because Judge Hellums denied her petition.

Judge Hellums told the sheriff's office that in the past two years Taylor has filed multiple frivolous petitions in her court. Judge Hellums stated that she denied Taylor's request for financial support from her ex-husband, denied Taylor's ability to proceed with her lawsuit and imposed sanctions against her.

The attorney told authorities that on February 29 and March 1, he received a number of text messages from Taylor. From court documents, the following is a sample from those messages:

    "FOUND A HITMAN TIMES A TICKIN LET JUDGE HELLUMS KNOW THAT WHAT GOES AROUND IS FIXIN TO COME AROUND & IT IS HER FAULT 4 NOT MAKING THIS RIGHT"
    ".... Mail me my modified decree with ALL TERMS I REQUESTED b4 she ends up with blood on her hands"
    "Your (sic) want a terroristic threat YOU ALL JUST GOT ONE"
    "SEE I AIN'T HIDING IT. I WANT TO DO IT IN PLAIN SIGHT SO ALL YOU ------- -------- WILL LEARN YOUR LESSONS ABOUT DOING WHAT U DID TO ME AND MY CHILDREN"

Taylor's bail is set at $250,000


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