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Mary Lucia's stalker slapped with probation, restraining order

Patrick Kelly, the man who stalked 89.3 the Current DJ Mary Lucia

Patrick Kelly, the man who stalked 89.3 the Current DJ Mary Lucia

Patrick Kelly — the man who plead guilty in August to stalking and terroristic threats against 89.3 the Current DJ Mary Lucia — received five years probation and a 10-block restraining order Wednesday. 

Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Dan Allard asked that Kelly, 56, of Eden Prairie, receive the maximum five-year probationary term, keep 10 blocks away from Lucia's home and workplace, and pay restitution of $9,222.99.

District Judge William Koch agreed to those requests, and also tagged on 270 days in the county workhouse. Since Kelly already served 197 days in jail with good behavior, however, he was released Wednesday morning. 

Seated with her brothers Jim Boquist and the Replacements' Paul Westerberg, Lucia issued her victim impact statement Wednesday, according to a press release from the Hennepin County Attorney's Offices. 

“My whole sense of self is in question. It has left me feeling powerless," the Twin Cities radio veteran said, adding that she struggled to eat and sleep due to the trauma. "If he makes one more attempt to contact me, it will ruin his life — and for what?”

Kelly began stalking Lucia in late 2014 and was arrested in June.

Among the disturbing things to which Kelly admitted: leaving candles, wine, flowers, and notes on the stoop of Lucia's Minneapolis home, violating a previous restraining order. He also sent packages — children’s toys, raw meat, a photo of a masked man — to the Current offices in St. Paul. 

Mary Lucia returned to work at the Current on Nov. 9 following a seven-month leave to deal with the legal and emotional fallout of being stalked. 

"Been a long time since I rock and rolled," Lucia said in an open letter announcing her return to the airwaves. "Thanks as always for your kindness and thoughtfulness.Your friend and mine, Looch"

Lucia was voted Best Radio Personality in the 2014 City Pages Readers' Choice Contest.