My question involves criminal law for the state of: California and/or Washington
My sister recently (this week) left her alcoholic husband and is in the process of getting a divorce from him. They live in California and I live in Washington. He keeps calling me, averaging about 5 to 8 calls an hour (all hours of the day) to the point where i had to turn my phone off. He's left messages asking me to call him and I don't want to call him. I've texted him that I don't want to talk to him and I don't want him to call me - yet he still does. He does this to my sister as well. He hasn't made any threats to me about her, but last weekend he did threaten her life (he used to be very physically abusive - hence she moved out). To my knowledge he hasn't made any threats over the phone since she left a couple days ago, just the usual profanity and "i'm going to take the kids away from you" etc etc.
Anyway, that's the background. Is this considered phone harassment?