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Madonna Stalker in Police Custody

Robert Dewey Hoskins once threatened to murder the pop icon

February 10, 2012 2:40 PM ET
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Robert Dewey Hoskins is wheeled into the courtroom for his initial arraignment in June 1995.
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Robert Dewey Hoskins, a man who was convicted of stalking Madonna in the Nineties, is back in police custody after having escaped from a mental health facility in California on February 3rd. CNN reports that Hoskins was caught in Long Beach, California. Police have described him as highly psychotic and potentially violent when off his medication.

Hoskins, 54, was sentenced to 10 years in jail in 1996 after being arrested for scaling a wall around the pop icon's home in Hollywood and threatening to slit her throat. After he was released from prison, he was arrested again in July of last year and was sent to another mental health facility in Norwalk, California. He escaped by simply walking out of the facility undetected.

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