Paris Hilton's suspected burglar found guilty
Paris Hilton's alleged intruder was found guilty of one felony count of attempted first-degree residential burglary with a person present on Friday, April 29, for an August incident where he tried to break into the heiress' home with knives last summer, Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Kaveh Faturechi told OnTheRedCarpet.com.
Hilton and Waits testified against Nathan Parada, 32, who was arrested and charged with felony first degree burglary after security men spotted him wielding two knives outside her house in the Hollywood Hills on August 24, 2010.
He pled not guilty and has no known prior link to the actress, who was inside her home with Waits at the time of the reported incident.
It was said that if he were convicted, Parada could face up to three years in state prison. He has been behind bars since his arrest. His sentencing is scheduled for June 29, with by Judge Michael Kellogg residing.
At Wednesday's trial, Waits was confronted by a man as the two walked into the courthouse (see video). The suspect is James Rainford, who in January pleaded no contest to civil assault after he was arrested in October 2010 for sneaking past a security gate at Hilton's home on a bicycle, knocking on her front door and trying to fight off her security guards.
Hilton's bodyguards tackled Rainford and Hilton said her "stalker" "attacked" Waits. On Thursday, Rainford was sentenced to 227 days in jail, 120 days in jail for the battery assault, 90 days for violating the terms of the earlier probation and 17 additional days for failing to complete terms of the original probation.