A stalker who quoted menacing song lyrics as she threatened to chop off a rock singer’s privates and make him eat them has been jailed. Obsessed Gemma Heppolette, 42, taunted ex-lover Heath Booton with lines from Bang Bang by Nancy Sinatra and Every Breath You Take by The Police.
She repeatedly vowed to shoot him and blow up a gig by his band XLR over a four-year stalking campaign following their split, Plymouth crown court heard.
She once said she would “slice up” his new partner and promised to “walk on his grave” and defecate on it.
Heppolette also quoted songs at him including Nancy Sinatra’s 1966 hit. She warned in one message: “I have brought my little black friend. Bang, Bang. I will use it”.
Despite court orders warning her to leave him alone, she bombarded him with 71 messages over 13 months.
She created false accounts and sent vile messages under pseudonyms – including a bizarre threat from a Facebook profile she set up in the victim’s name.
It said: “You would not look so good with your b*****ks in your mouth.”
Mr Booton said in a statement she had made his life an “absolute misery”.
Heppolette, of Plymouth, admitted stalking Mr Booton putting him in fear of violence between February last year and March.
She also admitted repeatedly contacting him on social media in breach of a restraining order.
It was the third set of offences Heppolette committed against Mr Booton over four years – after she was previously allowed to walk free.
The new offences put her in breach of a suspended prison sentence she was given last year for earlier breaches of the restraining order after she was first convicted in September 2016.
Jailing her for four years and eight months, Judge James Townsend said: “This was a deliberate, lengthy and highly malicious campaign requiring considerable planning and foresight.
“You waged a malicious campaign against your victim. In his own words, you have made his life an absolute misery. It has affected his relationships, his working life and his mental health.