Woman charged with threatening to kill Forsyth County judge
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Pfafftown woman is charged with threatening to kill Forsyth County District Judge Denise Hartsfield.
Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Friel told the Winston-Salem Journal that 35-year-old Barbara Morgan made death threats against Hartsfield by leaving messages at her home on three separate occasions, one in which she allegedly said she would stab Hartsfield in the face.
Morgan called Hartsfield names in the messages and, in one, said Hartsfield would be a “dead b—-,” Friel said Tuesday during a bond hearing.
Friel said Morgan was angry because Hartsfield awarded custody of her daughter to the suspect’s husband in 2011.
Hartsfield, who did not attend the bond hearing, is taking the threats seriously and “concerned for her safety,” Friel said.
Morgan is charged with three felony counts of threatening an executive legal officer and one misdemeanor count of communicating threats.