Former Patient Pleads Innocent To Attempted Murder of Psychologist
Dec. 24, 1987
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A woman who allegedly stalked her psychologist for four years has pleaded innocent to attempted murder in the alleged ambush shooting of the man and members of his family.
Kimberly Gracyalny, 30, entered her plea Wednesday to six counts of attempted murder and one count of shooting into an inhabited dwelling. She was being held without bail.
Psychologist David Fox, 33, his wife, Deborah, 31, and their 7-year-old daughter were wounded in an attack outside their home Sunday. The couple's three sons were unhurt, said Lt. Robert E. Kimball.
The Foxes were treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and released, said hospital spokeswoman Paula Correia.
Kimball said he knew of no motive but said Fox had treated Ms. Gracyalny for about a year beginning in 1982 for an undisclosed problem.
Since 1983, she has been ''a constant source of harassment to Dr. Fox,'' being arrested at least twice for allegedly trespassing on his property, Kimball said.
Superior Court Judge Charles E. Jones issued a restraining order in March 1986, ordering Ms. Gracyalny to remain at least 500 yards from Fox and to refrain from telephoning him or his family. The order was due to expire in 1989.
She had pleaded no contest in 1986 to misdemeanor charges of trespassing and loitering at Fox's home, and was given probation with a requirement for continued counseling.
Because of her failure to remain in court-ordered therapy, and because of continued incidents at the Fox home, Los Angeles Municipal Judge Marion L. Obera revoked Ms. Gracyalny's probation on Oct. 2 and ordered her to serve 60 days.
She was released in mid-November.
A Jan. 6 preliminary hearing date was scheduled for Ms. Gracyalny and a bail review was scheduled for Dec. 28, said court clerk Sharon Charles.