By Jim Melwert

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS) – The former cop who is facing first degree murder charges for killing an ex-lover in Delaware County is sentenced to time-served and probation in Montgomery County court after pleading guilty to stalking his ex-fiance.

Montgomery County prosecutor Brianna Ringwood says from late 2013 to early 2014, 33-year-old Stephen Rozniakowski called, texted, or emailed his ex-fiance thousands of times at all hours of the day and night:

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“Basically creating a six-month ongoing nightmare for the victim in this case.”

 

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Rozniakowski is awaiting trial on first degree murder charges in Delaware County, where investigators say in December, just hours after being served with a protection order, he shot and killed former lover Valerie Morrow and wounded her daughter.

Ringwood says while the plea could possibly help prosecutors in that murder case, those charges did not have an effect on their decision to accept a deal.

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Rozniakowski’s attorney, Marty Mullaney, doubts the plea will not have an effect on the murder case, but he says it clears the way for his client to focus on the more serious charges.