Sandra Bullock’s former stalker has killed himself following a five-hour stand-off with police and S.W.A.T. officials on Wednesday (02May18).
Joshua Corbett was released from a mental health facility last year (17) after he was handed five years probation for stalking Bullock and breaking into her house in 2014.
Cops went to his La Crescenta home in California on Wednesday morning to arrest him for violating his probation, but instead of surrendering peacefully, he locked himself inside and issued threats about what would happen if anyone tried to force him out.
After a tense stand-off with cops and crisis negotiators, S.W.A.T. team experts ventured into Corbett’s home and found the 42 year old dead.
The Gravity star made it clear she wasn’t happy with Corbett’s release from a mental health facility in June, 2017, and she requested and was granted a restraining order requiring him to stay at least 200 yards away from her until June, 2022.
She was forced to hide in her closet and call the police after Corbett gained access to her West Los Angeles home back in 2014. He was taken into custody and charged with felony residential burglary, stalking, and possession of a machine gun.
Corbett, who climbed a fence to gain access to Bullock’s property, was carrying photos of The Blind Side star and a letter he had written to her. He was not armed but detectives found an array of illegal weapons at his converted garage home.
He pleaded no contest to one count each of stalking and first-degree residential burglary in May, 2017, and was sentenced to five years probation.
Upon his release, Sandra’s lawyer, Ed McPherson, asked for a temporary restraining order against Corbett to be made permanent.
– Cover Media0