The stalker that broke into Sandra Bullock’s home in the summer of 2014 has been released from a mental facility earlier than what he was initially sentenced to, reports TMZ.
Bullock was forced to hide in her closet on June 8, 2014 when Joshua James Corbett, a man who repeatedly stalked her, broke into her home and stood outside of her bedroom door. The actress frantically called 911 and waited for officers to arrive. The fear in Bullock’s voice can clearly be heard on the recording as she told the operator where she saw the man in her house.
When police arrested Corbett, he was unarmed but carried a notebook that was filled with magazine pictures of Bullock, along with 25 pages of handwritten letters he had written to her.
At one point in the letters, Corbett told the actress that she was rightfully his wife and that her son Louis was his son as well, Enstars reports.
“I will forever be thinking of you and Louie, my son, as you are my wife by law, the law of God and you belong to me and me to you.”
The 15-minute call to police was played for the courtroom during Corbett’s hearing, and though the actress did not appear, the recording was enough to sentence the man to 6 months in a mental facility.
Corbett pleaded no contest to one felony count each of stalking and first-degree burglary.
Two weeks ago, however, Corbett’s doctor’s deemed him fit to return to the public, so he was released. He is currently being monitored in an outpatient program.
Bullock’s lawyer, Ed McPherson, went before a judge on Friday to turn the temporary restraining order the actress had against Corbett into a permanent one. The judge agreed and granted the permanent restraining order to Bullock. Corbett is now required to stay at least 200 yards away from the actress until June 2022.
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