BOSTON (AP/MyFoxBoston.com) - Kevin Spacey has asked a federal judge to imprison a Boston-area woman convicted of sending electronic messages that threatened to shoot, torture and disembowel the Oscar-winning actor.
In a victim impact letter to the court, Spacey wrote that the threats from 55-year-old Linda Louise Culkin, of Quincy, caused "eminent fear," and asked that she remain in custody and "undertake intense psychiatric treatment."
The threats have come at Spacey for at least five years, in letters, bomb threats, powder in packages, and later in an online campaign that included "thousands of posts on Twitter, in blogs, chat-rooms, message boards" which all threatened Spacey's life or encouraged others to make threats against him, Spacey wrote.
Culkin was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday in Boston, but a judge sent her for a psychiatric evaluation. She pleaded guilty in November to charges including mailing threatening communications, and sending threats and false information regarding explosives.
"Based on the years of threats of terrorism that she has inflicted upon others and me, I implore the court that the only way I am going to achieve a true state of safety is for the defendant to remain in custody and undertake intense psychiatric treatment," Spacey wrote.
Culkin's lawyer in court documents says there is "no evidence" her client intended to carry out any threats, and asks for mental health care at a halfway house.