Spring woman accused of stalking country singer

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by Rekha Muddaraj / KHOU 11 News & KHOU.com staff

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Posted on August 2, 2013 at 10:47 AM

HOUSTON – Country singer Steve Wariner said a Spring woman has been stalking him since 1989 and he’s sick and tired of it. Wariner has asked for a restraining order to stop her.

Wariner first met Linda Marie Shinn, now 55, when he performed at RodeoHouston in 1989.

In court documents, Wariner said Shinn and her son were allowed backstage because she said the boy had cancer and was part of the Make A Wish program.

Since then, Wariner says Shinn has sent him countless letters, emails and Facebook posts.

On July 16, she wrote "I’m pouring my heart out to you. Why can’t you call me and do you really love me?"

In one letter, Shinn described the furniture in Wariner’s Tennessee home. She also claimed to be clairvoyant, saying, "Your mom is around me right now."

Wariner said the letters are "absurd and frightening."

Shinn was arrested in Tennessee in May 2012 and charged with harassment.

Shinn didn’t want to talk on camera, but she did tell KHOU that she never claimed her son had cancer. She said Wariner’s legal action is a publicity stunt for his new album.

A hearing is scheduled for August 19. We’ll keep you posted.

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