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August 16, 1995
A drifter accused of stalking Madonna at her Hollywood Hills home and threatening to slit the pop singer's throat must stand trial on five felony charges, a judge ruled Tuesday. Robert Dewey Hoskins, being held in lieu of $150,000 bail, is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court on Aug. 29. He is charged with three counts of making terrorist threats, and one count each of stalking and assault.
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March 23, 1996
A drifter who stalked pop singer Madonna, scaled the fence surrounding her home and threatened to slit her throat was sentenced in Los Angeles on Friday to 10 years in prison. Robert Dewey Hoskins, 38, showed little emotion as Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Connor imposed the sentence. The judge rejected a plea that Hoskins' apparent mental illness and troubled past merited leniency. "It doesn't decrease the danger, it appears to increase the danger," the judge said.
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May 31, 1995
A man wounded in a scrap with a security guard at Madonna's hilltop home in the Lake Hollywood area was in fair condition today and will be booked for making terrorist threats, police said. Robert Dewey Hoskins, 37, is expected to be transferred from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to the jail ward at County-USC Medical Center, said Detective Andy Purdy of the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Station. Hoskins allegedly told the security guard that he was the singer's husband, police said.
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January 9, 1996 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A homeless man shot last year by a bodyguard at pop superstar Madonna's estate after showing up there repeatedly was convicted Monday of stalking and threatening to kill the entertainer. Robert Dewey Hoskins, 38, also was convicted of threatening to kill the bodyguard and Madonna's personal assistant on one of his forays to her property in the Hollywood Hills and of assaulting the bodyguard on another occasion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1996
A drifter who stalked pop singer Madonna, scaled the fence surrounding her home and threatened to slit her throat was sentenced in Los Angeles on Friday to 10 years in prison. Robert Dewey Hoskins, 38, showed little emotion as Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Connor imposed the sentence. The judge rejected a plea that Hoskins' apparent mental illness and troubled past merited leniency. "It doesn't decrease the danger, it appears to increase the danger," the judge said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1995
An intruder who was shot at entertainer Madonna's mansion had gone to her home weeks earlier and warned that he was either going to marry her or "slit her throat from ear to ear," Los Angeles police said Wednesday. Robert Dewey Hoskins, 37, was wounded in the arm and hip Monday after leaping a fence at the star's home and lunging for guard Basil Stephens' gun, police said.
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January 9, 1996 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A homeless man shot last year by a bodyguard at pop superstar Madonna's estate after showing up there repeatedly was convicted Monday of stalking and threatening to kill the entertainer. Robert Dewey Hoskins, 38, also was convicted of threatening to kill the bodyguard and Madonna's personal assistant on one of his forays to her property in the Hollywood Hills and of assaulting the bodyguard on another occasion.
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January 6, 1996 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pop superstar Madonna is a prima donna and a liar, who "couldn't stop acting" when she testified this week how fearful she is of a man accused of stalking her and threatening her life, the accused man's lawyer told a jury Friday after testimony in the case ended. But a prosecutor portrayed the entertainer to the jurors as someone with "flesh and feelings" who had every reason to believe that Robert Dewey Hoskins posed a significant threat to her and those around her. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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January 5, 1996 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bodyguard for pop superstar Madonna testified Thursday that of all the fans who come to take pictures outside the entertainer's estate and even those who occasionally scale its wall, none seemed more of a danger than the man now on trial for allegedly stalking and threatening to kill her. That is why, Basil Stephens said, he armed himself in May when a man he identified as Robert Dewey Hoskins climbed Madonna's wall after throwing two bags over it.
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January 3, 1996 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The "Material Girl" failed to materialize Tuesday for the start of the trial of a man accused of stalking her. But despite a judge's threat, no $5-million bench warrant was issued against Madonna. The singer's lawyer was able to get a one-day reprieve while a jury is being selected in the case against Robert Dewey Hoskins, who was shot and wounded by Madonna's bodyguard on her Hollywood Hills estate in May after he allegedly jumped a fence.
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January 6, 1996 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pop superstar Madonna is a prima donna and a liar, who "couldn't stop acting" when she testified this week how fearful she is of a man accused of stalking her and threatening her life, the accused man's lawyer told a jury Friday after testimony in the case ended. But a prosecutor portrayed the entertainer to the jurors as someone with "flesh and feelings" who had every reason to believe that Robert Dewey Hoskins posed a significant threat to her and those around her. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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January 5, 1996 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The list of stalking victims reads like a Who's Who of Hollywood. Jodie Foster, Justine Bateman and Michael J. Fox are among those who have been pursued by obsessed fans over the years. Some of the celebrities have received late-night phone calls and threatening mail. Others have encountered tragedy.
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January 5, 1996 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A bodyguard for pop superstar Madonna testified Thursday that of all the fans who come to take pictures outside the entertainer's estate and even those who occasionally scale its wall, none seemed more of a danger than the man now on trial for allegedly stalking and threatening to kill her. That is why, Basil Stephens said, he armed himself in May when a man he identified as Robert Dewey Hoskins climbed Madonna's wall after throwing two bags over it.
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January 4, 1996 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pop superstar Madonna, declaring herself sick at being in the same room with the man accused of stalking and threatening to kill her, reluctantly came to court Wednesday and testified that she was terrified of him and still has nightmares about him attacking her. Dressed conservatively and at times looking grim, Madonna testified for 90 minutes in the courtroom of Judge Jacqueline A. Connor, who had banned television cameras and news photographers.
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January 3, 1996 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The "Material Girl" failed to materialize Tuesday for the start of the trial of a man accused of stalking her. But despite a judge's threat, no $5-million bench warrant was issued against Madonna. The singer's lawyer was able to get a one-day reprieve while a jury is being selected in the case against Robert Dewey Hoskins, who was shot and wounded by Madonna's bodyguard on her Hollywood Hills estate in May after he allegedly jumped a fence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1995
A drifter accused of stalking Madonna at her Hollywood Hills home and threatening to slit the pop singer's throat must stand trial on five felony charges, a judge ruled Tuesday. Robert Dewey Hoskins, being held in lieu of $150,000 bail, is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court on Aug. 29. He is charged with three counts of making terrorist threats, and one count each of stalking and assault.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 5, 1996 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The list of stalking victims reads like a Who's Who of Hollywood. Jodie Foster, Justine Bateman and Michael J. Fox are among those who have been pursued by obsessed fans over the years. Some of the celebrities have received late-night phone calls and threatening mail. Others have encountered tragedy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1996 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Pop superstar Madonna, declaring herself sick at being in the same room with the man accused of stalking and threatening to kill her, reluctantly came to court Wednesday and testified that she was terrified of him and still has nightmares about him attacking her. Dressed conservatively and at times looking grim, Madonna testified for 90 minutes in the courtroom of Judge Jacqueline A. Connor, who had banned television cameras and news photographers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1995
An intruder who was shot at entertainer Madonna's mansion had gone to her home weeks earlier and warned that he was either going to marry her or "slit her throat from ear to ear," Los Angeles police said Wednesday. Robert Dewey Hoskins, 37, was wounded in the arm and hip Monday after leaping a fence at the star's home and lunging for guard Basil Stephens' gun, police said.
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