For roughly 6 months, Richard Franco has remained in jail as he awaited trial on charges that he stalked actress Halle Berry.
Thursday, Franco pled no contest to one count of stalking and was sentenced to one year and one day in jail, taking a plea deal from prosecutors. He was also told he must complete one year of psychological therapy.
Franco was arrested after his third attempt to get onto Berry’s L.A. property was interrupted by police who found him scaling a wall outside her home. It was the third attempt in just three days.
He has also been sentenced to five years’ felony probation after he completes his jail time and is banned from attempting to contact the Oscar-winning actress or com within 200 yards of her or her daughter Nahla for the next 10 years.
Berry’s initial restraining order against the 28-year-old was for three years, but the judge extended it.
Back in October, Franco pled not guilty to stalking and attempted burglary.
Franco will get credit for the 193 days he’s already spent behind bars, leaving him with just another 193 days left to serve.
Click here to see the restraining order petition Berry submitted back in July 2011.