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tennisIlove09
Apr 6th, 2005, 05:32 PM
Man accused of Kournikova stalking ruled unfit for trial

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April 6, 2005

MIAMI (AP) -- A man accused of stalking tennis star Anna Kournikova (http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/players/145/) was ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial Wednesday by a judge, who removed him from a hearing because of repeated disruptions.

William Lepeska will be treated at a restrictive mental facility in Florida for the next six months under the order by Circuit Judge Diane Ward. If he shows sufficient improvement, Lepeska could then be tried on charges stemming from his alleged attempts to contact Kournikova in person, by mail and the Internet.

``His illness is very legitimate,'' Ward said.

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Lepeska was removed from the courtroom after repeatedly and loudly shuffling papers and speaking in a disjointed and fragmented way. Two psychiatrists and one psychologist who examined the 40-year-old man in jail testified that he exhibited similar behavior then as well and that he is not taking any medication for mental illness.

``Everything is part of a conspiracy where he's been wronged,'' said psychologist Jethro Toomer. ``He sees himself as a victim.''

Lepeska, who once stabbed a sleeping college student in Wisconsin, was arrested Jan. 30 after swimming nude across Biscayne Bay in an attempt to reach Kournikova's home on Sunset Island. He wound up on the pool deck of the wrong house and was yelling ``Anna! Save me!'' when officers took him into custody.

At a previous court hearing, Kournikova said she has hired bodyguards and added security to her home since that episode. She also said Lepeska has sent her sexually explicit e-mails and letters. The 23-year-old player did not attend Wednesday's hearing.



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CooCooCachoo
Apr 6th, 2005, 05:34 PM
Anna looks gorgeous.. That's all I can say :p She looks better like that then when she tries to be pretty in those commercials.

Pureracket
Apr 6th, 2005, 06:06 PM
Anna looks gorgeous.. That's all I can say :p She looks better like that then when she tries to be pretty in those commercials.You dO realize that she is in a serious stalking case, right.

CooCooCachoo
Apr 6th, 2005, 06:08 PM
You dO realize that she is in a serious stalking case, right.

Yes. Why?

I won't comment on that Lepeska guy being ruled unfit, because that happens at so many trials...

tennisIlove09
Apr 6th, 2005, 06:09 PM
you're right, she does look Fab!

Pureracket
Apr 6th, 2005, 06:13 PM
Yes. Why?

I won't comment on that Lepeska guy being ruled unfit, because that happens at so many trials...k;)

Mike_T
Apr 6th, 2005, 08:49 PM
He was fit enough to swim across Biscayne Bay, but heís not fit enough to stand trial? His fitness has obviously suffered, because in jail, heís not been swimming much, if at all. Someone needs to smuggle him a copy of Annaís fitness workout video. And itís double ironic they should lock him away, because he definitely needs to get out more if he believes there arenít better looking women than A:yawn: K to get obsessed about :cuckoo: