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Shania Twain Stalker Giovanni Palumbo Released with Credit for Time Served

17 November 2011 9:17 AM, PST | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Shania Twain’s stalker has been released and sentenced to three years probation. Dr. Giovanni Palumbo was also ordered by to stay half a mile (0.5 mile) away from the singer and her family by Judge Richard Schneider, who sentenced him to time served, meaning he can be released after over seven months in jail. Palumbo – who interrupted Shania’s testimony at his trial in September to declare he would plead guilty to criminal harassment – is forbidden from having any contact, direct or indirect, from the singer under the terms of his probation and was told to continue having treatment Palumbo repeatedly interrupted the hearing and was seen muttering to himself, but was described as having “nothing to say” when given the chance to speak. One interruption came when Dr. Helen Ward testified to declare a psychiatric review found Palumbo to be suffering from bipolar disorder and narcissistic personality disorder. Palumbo shouted: "I'm not narcissistic, »

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Shania Twain's Alleged Stalker Remaining Behind Bars (for Now)

19 October 2011 10:25 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

We're pretty sure Shania Twain doesn't mind this arrangement. A former Ottawa physician who last month admitted to stalking the country pop songbird will remain in lockup until his next hearing after a Toronto judge denied his bail petition Wednesday. A good doctor he isn't. Per the Winnipeg Free Press, Justice Richard Schneider "reluctantly" rejected Giovanni Palumbo's request to grant him his freedom until a Nov. 15 proceeding, a decision that outraged the defendant and prompted yet another outburst in court. "You know you're all very sick, you really are—it's so sad," yelled Palumbo. "Have fun, because I'm going to keep having fun, wherever I »

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