Twitter troll avoids prison after threatening Louise Mensch MP
INTERNET troll Frank Zimmerman has been given a suspended prison sentence and restraining order for life.
The 61-year-old of Spinney Road, Barnwood, used the social networking site Twitter to threaten chick-lit author Louise Mensch, Conservative MP for Corby.
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District Judge Martin Brown said it was only Zimmerman's age and agoraphobia which stopped him being put behind bars.
A list of nine names, including Mrs Mensch and her husband Peter, are on the restraining order made against Zimmerman.
These include Mrs Mensch's ex-husband and father of her three children, Anthony LoCicero, Independent columnist Terence Blacker, CIA director David Howell Petraeus and Sir Michael Jackson, one of the most high profile generals in the British Army since the Second World War.
Zimmerman was convicted in his absence in April of sending "an indecent, offensive or menacing" message to Mrs Mensch, and after missing three earlier hearings, turned up at court on May 8 and failed to convince a judge the conviction should not stand.
He claimed his computer had been hacked. But the messages show he told the MP that she had to make a choice between which of her three children should die.
For the full story see tomorrow's Citizen.