Sonya Deville (real name Daria Berenato) has had a crazy month. Right around SummerSlam, it was reported that there was a stalker who had entered her house with the intent to abduct her. Phillip Thomas II has now reportedly pleaded not guilty to all three charges pressed against him.
Heel by Nature obtained the plea filed by Phillip Thomas' public defender in the judicial court of Hillsborough County, Florida:
There are three charges in total against Phillip Thomas: Aggravated stalking (third degree), armed burglary of a dwelling, armed kidnapping ransom or reward or hostage. The latter two are felonies punishable by life in prison and if Thomas is found guilty then he will likely be behind bars for a long time.
There appears to have been evidence found in Sonya Deville's house from what was reported. Mandy Rose (real name Amanda Saccomanno) was also with her during the incident. Court documents revealed that Deville and her girlfriend had gotten additional threats from individuals after the incident had occurred.
Phillip Thomas has a virtual court date on October 12 via Zoom and he will be in custody until then.
How the case impacted Sonya Deville's WWE run
Sonya Deville was set to have the culmination of her feud against Mandy Rose at SummerSlam in a Hair vs. Hair match. However, Sonya Deville's lawyer logically stated that it would be unwise for her to go in with her head shaved, especially since the idea was for her to lose the match.
Instead, WWE changed the stipulation a couple of days before and Sonya Deville announced that it was a No Disqualification, Loser Leaves WWE match. Ultimately, it was a way to write Sonya Deville off TV as she takes time to process things mentally as well as deal with the legal issues surrounding her case.Published 14 Sep 2020, 06:02 IST