NME Festival blog: Lana Del Rey’s stalker sentenced to one year in prison

He was caught by police officers a block away from her concert in February

A man charged with stalking Lana Del Rey has been sentenced to serve one year in prison.

Michael Shawn Hunt, 43, took a plea deal that meant aggravated stalking and weapons charges were dropped, according to Orlando NBC. He did not contest the charges.

During the hearing, Hunt’s Facebook posts were read aloud, including one which read: “Our queen forever in both worlds I love you so much Lana I can’t wait to be back in your arms in a few days, baby I hear you singing, I miss you baby, I miss you so much Lana.”

Another post stated: “Lana and I will be together, I will likely be going on the rest of her tour with her.”

Hunt was intercepted a block away from the singer’s Amway Center show in Orlando in February, after the police received a tip about a potential kidnapping.

He was caught carrying a knife, according to a tweet from the City of Orlando Police Department in February.

This isn’t the first time the singer has had to bring criminal charges against a stalker. In 2016, a man was sentenced to nearly three months in prison after breaking into Lana Del Rey‘s home.

That same year, she obtained a restraining order against two Russian fans who reportedly threatened her and screamed at her in public.

While in 2015, a man was arrested after allegedly stealing two of her cars.

Del Rey recently dropped new singles ‘Mariners Apartment Complex‘ and ‘Venice Bitch‘, and it is believed her upcoming sixth album ‘‘Norman Fucking Rockwell’ will arrive in 2019.

She recently announced a gig at Dublin’s Malahide Castle on June 22 (the week before Glastonbury). Tickets are available here.


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