A New York mother who apparently went off the rails and issued her son’s Little League coach a death threat after her son failed to make the team’s final cut, has been given 60 days of jail time and 5 year probation. The incident happened about two years ago but the woman was just sentenced on Tuesday.
Janet Chiauzzi, 45, reportedly wrote malicious, threatening letters to John DeMasi, 41, a Little League official and his wife and young son. One such letter to DeMasi’s 10-year-old son said that if something happened to them, the son would have only his father to blame. Chiauzzi also wrote to the boy’s principal and accused Mr. DeMasi of child abuse.
Chiauzzi, who is the mother of two boys, ages 12 and 15, pleaded guilty to several misdemeanor offenses and two felony charges. She was charged for stalking and fraud.
In a Nassau County court, Chiauzzi showed remorse and apologized to the family for her actions. She addressed the court by saying:
“I think about it every day. I wish I could take it back. . . . I want you to be able to forgive me some day. I just don’t want you to take me away from my boys.”
The judge in the case called Chiauzzi’s actions “despicable”.