Convict's wife sentenced for harassment


Tuesday, August 17, 2004 Posted: 10:37 AM EDT (1437 GMT)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (AP) -- The wife of a convicted murderer was sentenced to a year in jail for helping to put $100 million liens on the homes of prosecutors and judges who put her husband behind bars.

Louise Kennon, 47, also was sentenced Monday to three years of probation. She pleaded no contest in May to four felony counts of harassment of a public official.

Kennon's attorney, Mickey Rocque, said she was following her husband's instructions and did not understand the gravity of her actions.

"I think she's a very good person, but love makes us do some very crazy things and blinds us to things," Rocque said.

Investigators said Kennon filed frivolous liens against the homes of the judge and prosecutor in her husband's case. They said she also targeted a second judge and an assistant state attorney general.

Kennon met her future husband, Daniel Kennon, while visiting her brother -- also a convicted murderer -- in jail. Daniel Kennon had been convicted of killing his roommate and sentenced to life in prison.