Stalker of Ryan Seacrest Sentenced to Two Years in Prison
The stalker of the American Idol host was sentenced Monday, June 14, for two years in prison.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge John Fisher gave the maximum ruling for stalking to 26-year-old Chidi Uzomah Jr.
Uzomah was arrested in October 2009 at the E! entertainment television offices. The police said that he had a three-inch folding pocket-knife with him during that time.
Uzomah, an army reservist sergeant and combat medic, underwent a 90-day psychiatric evaluation. He initially entered a not-guilty plea last November before entering the no contest to one count of felony last March.
The convicted man will be serving his term in a California state prison. He was also ordered to stay at least 500 yards away from Seacrest and from any of his workplaces for the next ten years.
He also spent 15 days in jail and got three years probation when he had a confrontation with Seacrest’s security last September 2009 at a charity event.