Thursday, June 30, 2011

Man gets two years for Paris Hilton burglary attempt

Reuters - June 30, 2011 1:00 AM PDT

Story photo: Man gets two years for Paris Hilton burglary attemptParis Hilton poses at the 2011 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California April 2, 2011. REUTERS/Fred ProuserReuters
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man who tried to break intoParis Hilton's house while wielding two large knives was sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday.
Nathan Lee Parada, 32, has already spent about 10 months behind bars since being arrested at the socialite's Los Angeles home last August.
Hilton posted a photo on her Twitter page of police outside her house and a man in handcuffs. She wrote, "just got woken up to a guy trying to break into my house holding 2 big knifes (sic)."
Parada was convicted of one count of attempted first-degree residential burglary in April after jurors spent less than an hour deciding his fate. He faced a three-year term. Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Michael Kellogg recommended that he receive mental health counseling while in prison.

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