Austin Luis Joseph, 33, was convicted in Cobb Superior Court on Thursday of aggravated stalking. He was sentenced to serve six years in prison, and another four on probation.
Joseph had been engaged to the victim for 10 years before she broke off their relationship in 2011, according to Kim Isaza, the spokeswoman for Cobb District Attorney Vic Reynolds.
The victim was granted a protective order against Joseph in August 2011, Isaza said. After leaving the state, investigators said Joseph used his brother’s phone to send his ex-fiancee more than 600 phone calls and 450 text messages.
“In one text message, he would call her by her nicknames and say how much he loved her and wanted to see (their) children. In the next message, he would curse at her for not picking up his phone calls,” Assistant District Attorney Lindsay Gardner said. “One phone call was too many, let alone hundreds and hundreds of them.”