Monday, December 22, 2014

Moment of Truth Stalking Back Movie based on Laurisa Anello

This movie is based on the true story of teen Laurisa Anello. The movie recounts Linda Anello's fight to have stalking outlawed in her state of Florida. Below you will find one recent pic and an older pic of the real people.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Where is Bruce A. Raines?

Here are a couple of responses I have received thus far. I am still looking for some updates in the case of stalker Bruce Raines.

from anonymous 2/10/14

"He is still living in St. Pete. It seems that he has a few new girls that he is stalking. I don't know what to do about it."

From Sondra, 2014

"He still lives in the same house. Him and his mother are very weird."

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Brief Timeline in the Case of Laurisa Anello and Bruce Raines

1989: Bruce Rains, an umpire for a little league baseball team, begins to stalk teen Laurisa Anello. He sends her all kinds of gifts like roses, pizzas, magazines, and then he begins sending strange notes. Her also follows her around town. Laurisa and her mother constantly look over their shoulders out of fear.

1991: Bruce Andrew Raines was put on probation of stalking Laurisa Anello.

January 1992: Bruce Raines, age 26, is back in Pinellas County Jail for violating the terms of his probation. He continues to stalk Laurisa and her family. He is living at 4305 78th way N in St. Peterburg at the time of his arrest.

March 4, 1992: A bill that would offer protection to persons who have been harrassed by stalkers is proposed and passed by the Senate. The law would make stalking a 3rd degree felony.

1993: Bruce Raines is arrested again and placed on house arrest.

October 1993: The movie Moment of Truth comes to tv

For Photos of the Real Laurisa Anello click here


I am in the process of trying to find out what ever happened to Bruce A. Raines. As far as I know he is still living in the Saint Petersburg, Florida area. I will also try to find a picture of him now and a picture of him in the late eighties. Stay tuned.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Other Stalking Cases Involving Young Girls and Young Women

Here are a few more stalking cases. These cases are not affiliated with the movie or the story above on which the movie is based.

Peeping Tom Case Ends in Murder 2002 North Carolina

Stephanie Bennett, 23, was found dead on her bedroom floor in Bridgeport Apartments. She had been strangled sometime after midnight. There was no sign of forced entry. The bedroom screen had been removed from her window. It appeared as though someone had waited in the closet before the murder. A few weeks before her murder, she emailed a friend that she was afraid because of a peeping tom that had been looking into her window. Police continued to interview witnesses that had seen the peeping tom. They described him as a tall thin man who had a large dog. He often walked from another set of apartments nearby. When investigators went to that complex the manager informed them that the name of the man was Drew Planten, and that he had moved out of the building. The police kept him under surveillance. They devised a plan to obtain dna from Planten, but he knew they were watching. They were able to get dna from his place of work. The dna was a match. Police believe that he entered her apt through the bedroom window, and waited for her in the closet. When she arrived home, she called her boyfriend, and Planten watched her as she undressed. After she went to bed, he came out of the closet and attacked her. She was assaulted and strangled until she died. Police also believed that Planten had killed other women. He committed suicide before he could be convicted.

Extra Tidbits
It took investigators three years before they got a break in the case
Drew Planten killed himself in 2006