Kennedy Stalker Obsessed for Eight Years, Says Lawyer
By Olivia Scheck on January 14, 2011 9:37am |
By Della Hasselle
MANHATTAN —A lawyer for the man accused of stalking Caroline Kennedy's 20-year-old daughter said his client's obsession dates back as many as eight years, the New York Daily News reported.
It was previoulsy thought his unwanted advances had only been going on for two years.
But his lawyer Gerald Hertz said his client has since told him that the issue is "too complicated to discuss," according to the News.
The suspect told the Post in a jailhouse interview Friday, "I first saw her in my dreams.
"I can't explain it, but I know her very well. Very clearly, in my mind and in my heart.
"I can read her mind. Sometimes she can read mine."
He said Schlossberg will marry him.
Ahmed is accused of following Schlossberg for years, attempting to visit her at her family's Manhattan home and giving her numerous chocolates, flowers and balloons that were signed with messages like "I love you" and "Your Hubby," the paper reported.
"I love them. I love her. I still do. I don't know why," Ahmed told the News. "Love is crazy. But I'm not crazy."
In his second jailhouse interview, with the Post, Ahmed noted that the two of them shared a birthday.
Ahmed was charged with aggravated harassment and a stalking count after he was arrested on Dec. 8, and an order of protection was served for Schlossberg.
For years, Ahmed has barraged the Kennedy descendent and her family with notes, birthday wishes and even Mother's Day wishes that grew more disturbing over time, according to the News.
In October 2008, Schlossberg's father Edwin received roses and balloons for his daughter at his office, with a note that said, "Dearest Tatiana, I love you. Sincerely, Naeem," according to the paper.
Towards the end, the messages grew sexual.
Ahmed also allegedly sent an e-greeting card showing bare skin, champagne flutes and rose petals to Schlossberg. The e-card played a suggestive song with the lyrics: "I know you. I know the feeling of you, I know your shape, your sound, your warmth and your taste."
Ahmed, who denied having sinister intentions, is being held on $25,000 bail but is waiting for psychological evaluation, according to the News.
"They never told me to stop sending flowers and e-mails," he told the News. "If they had, I would have stopped."
Ahmed was born in Pakastan but become a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2003. He lived in Oregon and Geneva before moving to Brooklyn to take taxi-driving lessons at Kingsborough Community College, the paper reported.