A north Florida appeals court upheld an injunction against domestic violence issued after a former wife proved she was being stalked at her injunction hearing.  Stalking can occur when unwanted communications are sent to another party with no legitimate purpose.  Here, the ex-wife proved she received text messages showing photos of a noose, firearms and a shell casing.  Even though the wife was not a victim of “violence” as that term is ordinarily understood, by statute, stalking qualifies as domestic violence.

The case was Whitlock v. Veltkamp, and the Florida appellate opinion can be found here.