In 2011, the notorious death-threat-spewing, non-sensical-phrasing, email/Twitter spammer Dennis Markuze (a.k.a. David Mabus) was finally arrested. (Skeptic Tim Farley brilliantly documented all the drama.)
Markuze pled guilty to making the threats, spent months in drug/alcohol rehab, and received a suspended sentence of 18 months, during which he had to refrain from “participating in a social network, blog and discussion forum.”
And then, in November of 2012, Mabus was arrested again for violating those terms.
Yesterday, the 43-year-old once again pled guilty in a Montreal courthouse.
On Thursday, Markuze’s lawyer, Richard Bellefeuille, told [Quebec Court Judge Jean-Claude] Boyer that a psychiatrist who evaluated Markuze in February again attributed his actions to an abuse of cocaine and alcohol. The psychiatrist also noted that Markuze is being treated for a delusional disorder “which could explain his Internet activities.”
Bellefeuille also said that after Markuze was arrested by a member of the Montreal police he told the woman: “You bitch. The same thing will happen to you like what happened to the (World Trade Centre) twin towers in 9/11.”
We’ll have to wait another six months before his sentencing.
As I said before, I hope he gets the help he so desperately needs. I consider myself fortunate that online threats were the worst forms of harassment I received from him. It’s possible it could’ve been much worse.
(via Tim Farley)