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Halle Berry's Stalker

Sentenced to 386 Days in Jail

1/19/2012 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Halle Berry's stalker has just been sentenced to serve 386 days behind bars.

Richard Franco struck a deal with prosecutors -- pleading no contest to felony stalking, in exchange for dropping a felony burglary charge.

As we previously reported, Franco was arrested outside Halle Berry's home last year -- when cops found him scaling the wall around her house, the third time he trespassed on her property in as many days.

Franco has already served 193 days in jail -- which means he only has another 193 left to go.

Franco was also sentenced to 5 years probation after he completes his sentence. He also has to complete a one-year psychological counseling program.

The judge also extended Halle's 3-year restraining order against Franco -- requiring him to stay 200 yards away from the actress for the next 10 YEARS.

TMZ has obtained Franco's most recent probation report, which details his criminal history all the way back to when he was just 15. According to the docs, Franco is affiliated with the "Stoner 13" street gang ... and goes by the moniker "Little Scrappy."

4:19 PM PT: The L.A. County District Attorney's Office just released a statement, claiming Franco will not serve any additional jail time, despite only completing half of his sentence. The D.A. didn't specify why Franco was released, but it's most likely a combination of good behavior and overcrowding in L.A. jails.


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Does that work out to 19 or 20 minutes in jail?

1007 days ago


When I first looked at the headline I thought it was Halle Berry that was going to jail. And I was happy.

1007 days ago


I first read that and thought it was James Franco.

1007 days ago


Im sorry but I think Halle Berry must be one HELL OF A BITCH! She nt sem to keep a man......I see her as a controlling old skank!

1007 days ago


Franco obviously hasn't gotten the memo that she is a bitch. Go stalk a nice person, after you get out of prison that is.

1007 days ago


why didn't the judge order him to wear GPS with Victim Notification? The SECOND he got near the court ordered Stay Away distance, Halle would be notified by the GPS staffer calling or texting her to get away. This empowers women to save their own life....and saves the state Money, too. See how it works.

Why aren't Family court judges using this? Makes no sense.
See the video on the right here.

This makes no sense.

1007 days ago

give me a freakin break    

So some guy threatens Selena GOmez openly in front of a judge, and it took how long to get an order against him? Yet Ol' Crazy Eyes Halle Barry gets an immediate jail sentence on her stalker.

1007 days ago


You've just GOT to love how men that are stalking their exes and making their lives hell, and even murdering them sometimes, are let off easier than a weirdo obsessed with a celebrity. Police SO have their priorities straight! Screw everyone else, protect the celebs!!

1007 days ago


Alexdelarge: Well, it's not fair, which is why women need to be able to use technology to save their own life. And it's cheaper than locking people up. (Although if the guy is scaling the walls, he probably needs to be locked up.) But Halle doesn't need to be a sitting duck. What I don't get is why her attorneys - her business attorneys telling her GPS with Victim notification is Available and requesting judges use it? P.S. I tried to "Like" your comment but it didn't take. Will try again. :)

1007 days ago


The problem of course is stats show the police are abusing their families at twice the "normal"(?) rate. Read why under "Bad Reporting" featured at the Bad Cop section. Then check the DV stats page. Scary stuff.

1007 days ago

Joseph Diehl    

Berry looks like she gives good head.

1007 days ago


Get a life weirdo!

1007 days ago

Cheryl A.    

I bet she could kick the crap out of him.

1007 days ago

Different Rules Apply    

She needs to be VERY careful. Remember Rebecca Shaeffer? Like her or not, this kook is obsessed and obsessed people do desperate things. I would be afraid if I were her. Now he is going to jail, so he is obsessed and mad as well.

1007 days ago

Phil Mcl    

How did L.A. find room to keep him in their jail for 193 days? When they can't find room in their jails to keep the celebrities in jail. It is a miracle or is it a double standard!!!

1007 days ago
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