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Woman sentenced to prison after ‘catfishing’ NBA player, aspiring model: Part 5 Video

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Reporter: This is the house? Let’s take a look. This is the house, we had a lot of good times here. Reporter: The good times all gone at Chris Andersen’s former rocky mountain retreat. Even though police now say the birdman and the real Tom Taylor did nothing wrong. Not suspects, but victims of that wily woman up in Canada. When you heard that Chris’ life is being controlled and ruined by this woman, what did you think? I was mad as hell. Reporter: Even after getting arrested and agreeing to stay off the internet, Shelly Chartier, the catfish, is back online. She now meets this individual, rob marku, online. A young man from New York. Reporter: Marku is 23. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and works as a furniture mover. He meets Shelly playing Xbox live. She sent me a message and I responded and it kind of went back and forth and we took it from there. Reporter: As rob and Shelly grow closer from afar, his family gets suspicious. A lot of them would say things like, oh, maybe she’s not even real. They’re using you and all types of stuff and I said, no, I know for a fact that she’s real and I’ll prove it. Reporter: Rob doesn’t know he’s falling for the woman we now know as the catfish. She makes me laugh a lot and she’s cute. Reporter: And despite the warnings, he heads to Canada to meet her. When I first got there I was nervous in the car, it was a five-hour ride. I went to knock on the door and she just ah appeared right by my side and kind of scared me. He said, do you want to marry me, and I said, okay. Reporter: Soon it seemed the master of fake connections was ready for a real one. We got married in the kitchen right here. Reporter: A minister from a neighboring town marries them on Christmas day. And did you have on a big wedding gown? Pajamas. Reporter: Pajamas? Yeah. The internet and all the harm that it brought in Shelly hartier’s world, may actually have brought her something else in life and that is a husband. Something that probably would have been foreign to her, this idea of actually a relationship. Reporter: But there would be no band at her wedding. Instead, Shelly faces the music at the easterville community center. Once a month this room transforms into a provincial courtroom and on the day of Shelly Chartier’s sentencing it was quite the scene. Reporter: Reporter Mike Mcintyre was there for the for “The Winnipeg free press.” There was in fact standing room only all along the back wall. Reporter: Everyone eager to get a glimpse of the ghost of easterville. We had actually never even seen a photograph of her up until that point. When she walked into court and somebody said, “That’s Shelly Chartier.” I said, you must be kidding me, that looks like a teenage girl. Reporter: The woman who hadn’t left her home in 11 years, finally forced to come out into the light. Tell me what that day was like. I didn’t sleep for four days before…

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