San Francisco singing stalker convicted on 94 counts 

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A man who reportedly claims to own Hayes Valley was convicted Wednesday on 94 of 95 stalking counts after terrorizing a woman he dated for only two weeks.

A jury found Greg Hayes, 40, guilty of one count of felony stalking, four counts of criminal threats and 89 counts of violating a family court order for cyber-stalking the woman until June of last year, Assistant District Attorney Alex Bastian said.

The victim had dumped Hayes in 2008 for being too possessive, Bastian said. She began receiving angry emails, which eventually became threatening.

The emails included photos of knives and Hayes’ penis, according to court records. He later referred to a restraining order served on him as a “love letter.” After she received a restraining order, Hayes emailed her the three options of having her throat slit, entering into a legal nightmare or withdrawing her protective order, according to court records.

During the trial, Hayes represented himself and sang a love song for the jury, but the judge quickly barred him from further crooning, Bastian said. He also had emailed the woman a song he wrote titled “The Stalker Song.”

Hayes is scheduled to be sentenced July 16.

"This case is an example of team work and collaboration between the Police Department and the District Attorney's Office," police Inspector John Keane said. "With today's verdict the victim in this case can hopefully begin to get some peace in her life that has eluded her over these past years due to the defendant's threatening and obsessive behavior.  I encourage people in similar situations to report the incidents to the police."
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