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Last Updated: Thursday, 16 September, 2004, 00:47 GMT 01:47 UK
Zeta Jones 'stalker' faces trial
Dawnette Knight
Ms Knight's fingerprints were found on death threat letters
An American woman accused of stalking Hollywood star Catherine Zeta Jones has been ordered to stand trial.

Los Angeles judge Patricia Schnegg found there was enough evidence for Dawnette Knight, 33, to be tried.

Ms Knight, who maintains her innocence, took a suspected drug overdose in July while awaiting a court appearance.

But a court-appointed psychiatrist ruled her fit to stand trial - the judge has now agreed but has so far set no date for proceedings to begin.

'Girlish crush'

Dawnette Knight is to face 25 charges stemming from a series of letters and phone calls that Catherine Zeta Jones received over an 18-month period.

The letters allegedly accused the Welsh-born actress of being a gold-digger and contained threats to kill her.

Ms Knight was arrested after a calling card used to make threatening phone calls was traced to her home.

Her lawyer says that she had what he called a "girlish crush" on Zeta Jones's husband, Michael Douglas.

She has since apologised for her actions.

Unemployed Ms Knight was arrested on 3 June at her home. If convicted, she could face up to 19 years in prison.



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