Here’s the latest development on the anti-war, anti-conservative Facebook stalker who targeted college Republicans in Fredericksburg, VA:
A man whose anti-war expressions attracted widespread Internet attention received a suspended sentence yesterday in Fredericksburg General District Court. Andrew J. Stone, 23, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and battery. A third count was dropped. Judge John R. Stevens sentenced Stone to 60 days in jail and suspended the entire time. Stone was also ordered to complete an anger management class and 25 hours of community service.
His lawyer rationalizes:
Tim Barbrow, Stone’s attorney, downplayed the political ramifications of the incident. He said that Stone went to the home simply to “exchange ideas on an emotional topic and his emotions got the best of him. And he regrets that,” Barbrow said.
Maybe he should try some therapeutic poetry or documentary-making.