Meghan Markle's father allegedly receives death threats from criminal

Meghan Markle's father allegedly receives death threats from criminal
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Meghan Markle's father has received multiple death threats from a violent criminal allegedly on a campaign of terror.

Jose Sandoval, the former boyfriend of one of Thomas Markle's closest female friends, has allegedly made several life-threatening remarks toward Mr Markle, according to the Daily Mail.

Last week Mr Sandoval allegedly drove past Mr Markle's Mexico home and shouted "I'm going to kill you, you fat f**ker".

Lori Davis, a long-time friend of Mr Markle, filed an eight-page police reported last week where she also accused Mr Sandoval of slashing Mr Markle's tyres, the Daily Mail reports.

She said it was a part of a "demented" series of attacks. Those attacks included grabbing her by the neck, trying to choke her, punching her in the face, and pouring lighter fuel on her before threatening to set her alight in front of her mother and daughter.

'He spat on my face... he goes to [Mr Markle's] house and tells him that he is going to kill him," she said.

The Daily Mail reports that Mr Sandoval is heard saying "F**k you and Tom. Tom's got something coming too. You just wait and see" in a voicemail.

Mr Sandoval denies making the death threats, but already has enough to worry about after being imprisoned for 30 months last week for illegally entering the US before being deported in 2000.

Ms Davis told the Daily Mail Mr Markle had been extremely supportive as she struggled through the 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," she said.

The father of Prince Harry's new actress wife has arranged for Ms Davis and her daughter to be moved into a safe house, but was quick to note that Ms Davis wasn't just trying to hustle for money.

"I'd like to thank the police for finally taking these threats seriously and for listening and responding quickly," said Mr Markle.