Woman accused of threatening Fayette County judge Kathy Stein
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A woman is arrested after being accused of threatening a Fayette County judge and harassing a lawyer.
According to court documents, Fayette County Family Court Judge Kathy Stein told police 42-year-old Mary Layne Netherton approached her outside the Fayette Circuit Courthouse as she was walking to her car on Wednesday.
She said she recognized Netherton from a past family court case.
Stein said Netherton made comments that the “Feds” were investigating her for a year now and “knew about the murder.”
Documents state Netherton also told Stein she could recognize her writing and that she wrote the Court of Appeals opinion, affirming her decision to appeal the case.
Stein said Netherton began walking away, then turned around and said: “I’m going to break your God damn neck.”
The day after the incident, documents state police met with Jenny Scott, the lawyer for Netherton’s former spouse in a child custody case.
Scott told investigators she had been receiving harassing phone calls and emails from Netherton since January 2015.
Documents said Scott gave police copies of the emails.
Scott told investigators, with the threat against Stein, she feels Netherton’s behavior is escalating and it’s causing her concern.
Netherton is charged with terroristic threatening and harassing communications.