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Hearing Resumes For Zeta-Jones' Alleged Stalker

POSTED: 12:00 pm EDT September 9, 2004

The preliminary hearing starts up again Thursday in the trial of a woman accused of stalking and sending death threats to actress Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Catherine Zeta-Jones
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Catherine Zeta-Jones
There was a break in the hearing last month when the judge in the case ordered a psychiatric evaluation for Dawnette Knight. In turn, the court-appointed psychiatrist found Knight is mentally fit to stand trial.

The preliminary hearing is to determine if a crime was committed and if there's enough evidence for a trial.

Knight, 33, is accused of sending more than two dozen letters to Michael Douglas about his wife.

One letter said: "We are going to slice her up like meat on a bone and feed her to the dogs."

In another letter, Knight apologized, saying she'd been in love with Douglas.

Zeta-Jones, 34, and Douglas, 59, have been married since November 2000.

The actress has starred in such films as "The Mark of Zorro," "Traffic" and most recently, "The Terminal."

She won an Oscar in 2003 for Best Supporting Actress for "Chicago."

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