April 07, 2005 04:26:05 GMT
Kournikova stalker Transient William Lepeska has been put in a six months restrictive mental facility under the order of Circuit Judge Diane Ward
Tennis star Anna Kournikova stalker Transient William Lepeska, who was arrested in January for swimming nude across Biscayne Bay in an effort to reach Kournikova's home near Miami, has been put in a six months restrictive mental facility under the order of Circuit Judge Diane Ward. "His illness is very legitimate," Ward said.
Psychiatrists and a psychologist who examined Lepeska in jail, in addition, testified that he behaved similarly to how he acted in court March 6, 2005. "Everything is part of a conspiracy where he's been wronged," that's why Lapeska tend to see himself as a victim, said psychologist Jethro Toomer. Besides, he was taking no medication for mental illness. Based on the evidences, Diane Ward then made the decision and set Lapeska to be tried for charges if his condition improves.