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Kernersville man to move despite protective order


KERNERSVILLE, NC (AP) -- A Forsyth County judge who granted a protective order against Kernersville man has now agreed to let him move in next door to his estranged wife.

The Winston-Salem Journal reported Thursday that Judy Masters obtained a yearlong protective order against her husband after he instigated a three-hour standoff with Kernersville police at their home on June 16.

Last week, District Judge William Graham gave permission for Thomas Mack Masters to move into a rental house the couple owns next door to their primary residence.

Judy Masters said she is afraid of her husband, but Thomas Mack Masters denies that he has threatened his wife or tried to hurt her.

Judy Masters' attorney, Kristin Kelly, did not object to the move during the hearing before Graham.
Information from: Winston-Salem Journal,

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I really want to know more about why this decision was made. I was all set to jump all over the judge's decision and then noticed the last line: "Judy Masters' attorney, Kristin Kelly, did not object to the move during the hearing before Graham."

Why on earth not? She stated she was afraid of him. She had a court order to protect herself against him after he had a standoff with the police at their home. Why would any woman not want her lawyer to object the heck out of her estranged husband wanting to move in next door? I'm stumped. I sure hope we don't see a follow-up article regarding violence between these two, but it seems highly likely to occur.