12/13/2012 07:59 am ET

'Stalked: Someone's Watching': Woman Stalked For Over Half A Century (VIDEO)

Sherry Meinberg was named by the FBI as the longest-stalked person in America. Her ex-husband, Chuck Grey, was obsessed with her and would not leave her alone. Her harrowing story was told on "Stalked: Someone’s Watching."

Grey abused Meinberg throughout their marriage in the 1960s. She finally got a divorce, but he kept following her. It didn't stop until he was put behind bars for raping another woman. From prison, he continued to contact Meinberg about getting back together and how he wanted to kill her family.

Police did not take Sherry’s claims seriously until Grey showed up at her house after his release in 1994 with weapons in his car. Stalking was not criminalized in California until 1990. For decades, Sherry felt the system had failed her.

Detective Robbie Hill-Morrison agreed. He said, "I was shocked at what she’d been through. I was shocked that the law enforcement, judicial system had failed Sherry. They failed her completely."

Finally, Grey was arrested for stalking, but he continued sending letters to Meinberg. Her long torture didn't end until he died, behind bars, in 2011.

Meinberg has turned her experience into something positive -- as best she can. She's authored two books on the subject, and now counsels stalking victims.

See more shocking true crime stories on "Stalked" Someone's Watching," Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on ID.

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