Podcast host killed by stalker had ‘deep-seated fear’ for her safety, records reveal

Podcast host killed by stalker had ‘deep-seated fear’ for her safety, records reveal

Who was a Washington state podcast host Killed by her stalker last week Said she “deeply feared” for her safety, writing in a protection order that the man had tortured and harassed her and her husband for months.

Zohreh Sadeghi requested that the order last “99 years” because Ramin Khodakaramrezai, the 38-year-old man, “has shown no indication that he will stop his frightening and dangerous behavior after a year.”

“He has said many times that nothing short of his own death will make him leave me alone, so I want this order to last as long as possible,” it said.

The order was filed on March 3, just over a week before police said Khodakaramrezai, a Texas truck driver, entered Sadeghi’s home in Redmond, about 15 miles northeast of Seattle, and shot and killed her and her husband, Mohammad Milad Naseri. Sadeghi’s mother ran away and called 911 from a neighbor’s house.

Redmond police spokeswoman Jill Green said Khodakaramrezai died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The shooter apparently got to know Sadeghi through a podcast he was doing. Green said the pair had “kind of developed a friendship” but Sadeghi broke it off because Khodakaramrezai “just started sending a lot of messages.”

The protection order details the horrific ordeal that began late last year. Sadeghi, 33, wrote that she started asking Khodakaramrezai to leave her alone on November 6.

She said he blocked her phone number and social media accounts but she used different numbers and fake accounts to keep in touch with him. In one day, he sent 82 messages through an app, it said.

Sadeghi said she had anxiety and insomnia due to the barrage of messages and voicemails from Khodakaramrezai. She also believed that his threats hindered her recovery from back surgery in December.

She wrote in the order that the voicemails included “him crying and begging me to pick him up, him threatening to burn himself and the tree in front of my house, asking me to delete my Instagram account or make it public so he could see the content I posted.”

“Mr. Khodakaramrezai has burst into rages and is completely delusional. These delusions make me fear for my life and the lives of my loved ones,” the order said.

According to the documents, Khodakaramrezai’s relentless threats included contacting her husband, friends and neighbors. He wrote that he would stay at Sadeghi’s neighborhood inn and park on his street hoping to see him.

Sadeghi’s husband said he and his wife feared God would harm them. Friends and neighbors of the couple could not immediately be reached Tuesday.

On at least one occasion in December, Khodakamarrezai approached her home to drop flowers, prompting Sadeghi to call the police. He continued to send her gifts until February, according to the documents.

A bench warrant was issued for Khodakaramrezai’s arrest on March 2, the same day King County District Court records show he was charged with one count of misdemeanor stalking and two counts of telephone harassment. On March 3, a judge granted a temporary protective order against him and set a hearing for the full order.

Khodakaramrezai, who was not present at the hearing, was ordered to surrender his arms. Redmond police said Khodakaramrezai was never ordered because he lived out of state and “we were unable to contact him.”

Redmond Police Chief Darrell Lowe called the killing “the worst possible outcome for a stalking case.”

“This is every victim’s, every detective’s, every police chief’s worst nightmare,” he said at a news conference.

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