Man sentenced to 20 years for stalking woman

Man sentenced to 20 years for stalking woman
Posted at 6:34 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2018-07-24 21:30:11-04

On Wednesday, a Coryell County Jury sentenced John Leslie Morris to 20 years in the Texas Department of Corrections for the stalking of a Copperas Cove woman.

Authorities said John Leslie Morris who lived in the woman's neighborhood left letters in her mailbox at night with sexually explicit and threatening content. 

The third degree felony, which carries a punishment range from 2 to 10 years, was upgraded to a second degree felony because he was convicted of stalking before. 

Coryell County District Attorney Dusty Boyd said in a news release, Mr. Morris was convicted of stalking a woman in Indiana in 2004. In that case, he reportedly mailed his victim letters with sexually explicit and murderous themes and showed up at her work several times.