Girlfriend accused of death threats released on bail

Teija MacLaughlin, girlfriend of Jackson Playfair accused of threatening to kill him, was released on bail in Washington State last week.

  • Jan. 28, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Teija MacLaughlin, the girlfriend of Jackson Playfair accused of threatening to kill him, was released on bail in Washington State last week.

MacLaughlin, a 25-year-old sports reporter, pled not guilty to a felony charge of harassment with domestic violence during an appearance in Washington court on Jan. 25.

MacLaughlin was then released on $10,000 bail and had to hand over her passport and was told she must remain within two Washington counties until her next appearance in court on Feb. 12. She is also under a no contact condition with her former boyfriend Playfair.

MacLaughlin’s trial is set to begin March 10.

The charge carries a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine if she is found guilty.

The young Canadian woman had been arrested in Washington State after she allegedly drove to Washington to see Playfair and threatened his life after learning he was seeing someone else.

The police report alleges MacLaughlin continued to text Playfair over 20 times after being warned to leave him alone.

Playfair, 19, plays for the Tri-City Americans in the Western Hockey League and is originally from Fort St. James.


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