Zeta-Jones Stalker to Be Sentenced in July

The Associated Press
Sunday, June 5, 2005; 12:01 AM

LOS ANGELES -- A woman who pleaded no contest to stalking and threatening actress Catherine Zeta-Jones will be sentenced next month.

A judge on Friday ordered Dawnette Knight, 33, to appear for sentencing on July 8. She faces up to five years in prison.


Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jone arrives for the 76th annual Academy Awards in this Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004 file photo, in Los Angeles. Dawnette Knight, 33,  who pleaded no contest to stalking and threatening Zeta-Jones, will be sentenced on July 8, 2005. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)
Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jone arrives for the 76th annual Academy Awards in this Sunday, Feb. 29, 2004 file photo, in Los Angeles. Dawnette Knight, 33, who pleaded no contest to stalking and threatening Zeta-Jones, will be sentenced on July 8, 2005. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch) (Laura Rauch - AP)

Knight pleaded in February to one felony count of stalking and three felony counts of making criminal threats.

She was accused of sending threatening and violent letters to acquaintances of the actress, including Zeta-Jones' agent and her husband, actor Michael Douglas.

Knight, who was arrested June 3 last year at her Beverly Hills home, allegedly apologized in another letter, claiming she had been in love with Douglas.


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