There’s been an unexpected turn in the trial for Kris Jenner‘s alleged stalker. Last year, a woman named Christina Bankston was arrested for allegedly stalking and harassing the momager on multiple occasions between March and September 2014. The case was scheduled to go to court next week, but now prosecutors are asking for a mental competency test to determine whether Christina is mentally fit to stand trial.
“There is reasonable cause to believe [that Christina Bankston] may be presently suffering from a mental disease or defect rendering her mentally incompetent to the extent that she is unable to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against her or to assist properly in her defense,” read court documents obtained by The Blast.
Christina — who used to work as a nursing assistant — allegedly first started to harass Kris via text message in March 2014 and threatened to sell her sex tape if Kris didn’t agree to meet with her, according to The Daily Beast. On more than one occasion, Christina allegedly asked Kris to make her “famous” by posting their exchanges on Instagram.
Then in June 2014, Christina allegedly hacked into Kris’ iCloud account and obtained private information like usernames and passwords to various accounts, and she also used that information to hack into Kourtney Kardashian‘s AOL account. She has also been accused of impersonating Kris in various text message and telephone conversations.
Christina was indicted in 2016 and she was arrested in 2017 on 15 counts of offenses related to stalking and she is currently facing up to five years in prison, The Blast reported. Her trial was set to begin on Feb. 5, but since her defense team agreed to the mental competency testing, the trial will be pushed back to March in order to allow enough time for a doctor to conduct the test and submit the results.