I AM GOING TO KILL YOU
Markle’s dad gets death threat from violent crim
MEXICO CITY: Meghan Markle’s father has received “death threats” from a violent criminal.
Thomas Markle, 74, has been subjected to “multiple threats to his life” from Jose Sandoval, the former boyfriend of one of his closest female friends.
Sandoval has allegedly conducted “a campaign of terror” against Lori Davis, 38, and her 11-year-old daughter Jocelyn, who refers to Mr Markle as “Uncle”.
Last week Sandoval — who was jailed for 30 months in the US for illegally entering the country before being deported in 2000 — allegedly drove past Mr Markle’s house in Rosarito Beach, Mexico, and shouted at the retired Emmywinning lighting director: “I’m going to kill you, you fat f .... ” Sandoval denies the claims. The alleged incident was included in an eight-page police report filed by Ms Davis last week in which she accused Sandoval of slashing Mr Markle’s tyres as part of a series of attacks.
Ms Davis was introduced to Mr Markle through a mutual friend when they lived in the same gated community. She was wrongly accused of being Mr Markle’s girlfriend after the pair were photographed at an Italian restaurant.
In an exclusive interview with the UK’s The Mail on Sunday, a tearful Ms Davis said: ‘Tom has been nothing but a supportive friend. He’s been a rock for me and my daughter and I’m sorry he’s been dragged into this violent and abusive situation.
“My daughter calls Tom ‘Uncle’. He’s the most genuine and kind person I know and the most stable male figure my daughter has ever known. My ex-boyfriend is demented. “He has threatened to kill me and my daughter multiple times and has made multiple threats to Tom’s life.” Mr Markle, who has been estranged from his daughter since her wedding to Prince Harry, recently arranged for Ms Davis and Jocelyn to move to a “safe house” as the threats escalated. Ms Davis finally split from Sandoval, 49, several weeks ago following an eightyear on-off relationship. Mr Markle said: “I’m not worried about my own life but I do care about Lori and Jocelyn.” He confirmed he had received death threats from Sandoval. “‘He thought something sexual was going on between Lori and me but it’s not. Lori isn’t my girlfriend.” Sandoval denied making death threats against Mr Markle.
Thomas Markle, and (inset) Prince Harry and Meghan. Picture: Splash News