The White Bear Lake, Minn. woman dubbed the ‘Neighbor from Hell' was sentenced Monday, and after a three-year legal battle, Lori Christensen still maintains there's two sides to every story.
Prosecutors dropped stalking charges for a guilty plea for violating a harassment restraining order, and instead of a year and a half in prison, she got probation.
After court, where she finally pled guilty, yet again, Christensen told FOX 9 News this fight won't be over until her side of the story gets out.
Christensen and the Hoffmans, a White Bear Lake family, have the real history. For seven years, Christensen turned their cul-de-sac upside down, making obscene gestures in front of their three children, taping bizarre signs to her garage, like, "The guilty talk the loudest." and "I saw mommy kissing a breathalyzer," an apparent reference to the fact that Kimberly Hoffman is a recovering alcoholic.
"She's had an opportunity at every juncture to tell her story because but she never did because there was no story," Kimberly Hoffman said.
In February 2012, Christensen maintained she was in the right.
"I had a psychological evaluation and if I were a man, I have a good job, I have the biggest house in the neighborhood," she said.
Christensen violated three restraining orders, did two 60-day stints in the work house, and kept harassing the family.
"The legal system isn't not working, it's that she's playing it," Hoffman said.
FOX 9 caught up with Christensen after Monday's hearing in the elevator.
"Where's my right to my right to a speedy trial?" she questioned.
She withdrew her guilty plea in September to violating a restraining order, but the judge rejected it, so she'll be on probation for eight years and can't come within a mile of the Hoffman home. Her own home sits across the street still for sale.
The Hoffmans still aren't certain it's over and they may be right. Despite what Christensen told the judge about putting this behind her, right after court, her lawyer said he plans an appeal based on Christensen's attempt to retract her guilty plea and that her probation is being served concurrently, or back to back, with another probation sentence.