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Alleged Theo Epstein stalker ordered to get mental health treatment

Kathleen Kearney

Kathleen Kearney

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Updated: August 25, 2012 6:11AM

A Massachusetts woman charged with stalking Cubs President Theo Epstein can return to Boston until her next court date, a Cook County judge ruled Monday.

Kathleen Kearney, 44, has a history of mental illness and must seek treatment while she awaits her next hearing, Judge Marvin Luckman said.

Massachusetts court documents filed in the current case state that in August 2004, Kearney was declared “incapable of taking care of herself.” The same documents refer to a court-ordered plan to give Kearney “anti-psychotic medication.” A similar medication plan remains in effect until March 2013, according to separate Massachusetts court order.

Kearney was released from Cook County Jail on Friday after her brother-in-law posted a $7,500 bond.

If not getting treatment, she must stay with her sister and brother-in-law and check in periodically with Cook County officials.

Kearney, a Harvard graduate from Canton, Mass., was charged last week with two felony counts of stalking after she allegedly showed up at Epstein’s house bearing gifts for his young son.

Kearney had previously been warned to stay away from the Cubs president, authorities said.

Kearney is due back in court in Chicago Aug. 13.

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