February 10, 2012

Madonna's Stalker Back in Custody

A man convicted of stalking Madonna has been captured by California police following his escape from a mental health facility last week.

Robert Dewey Hoskins was sentenced to 10 years behind bars in 1996 after scaling a wall near the singer's home in Los Angeles and threatening to slit her throat.

He walked free in 2006 but he was arrested last July on vandalism charges and ordered to enroll in the Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk.

The 54-year-old prompted a nationwide manhunt earlier this month when he managed to slip out of the center unnoticed, but he is now back in police custody after being apprehended by local police officials on Friday, according to the Associated Press.

The psychiatric patient has also made similar threats against actress Halle Berry, whose recent request to move to France was reportedly sparked by Hoskins' escape.
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