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  • 15 May 2014, 7:22

Kevin Spacey Asks Judge To Jail Cyberstalker

Kevin Spacey has asked a judge to imprison a Massachusetts woman convicted of sending messages that threatened to disembowel the House of Cards star.

Linda Louise Culkin, 55, also said she would shoot and torture the Oscar winner during a stalking campaign that reportedly lasted more than two years.

In November, she pleaded guilty to mailing threatening communications, among other charges.

Culkin, who has been in custody since her arrest in January 2012, was due to be sentenced on Tuesday in Boston, but a judge sent her for a psychiatric evaluation.

Spacey said in a letter to the judge that the threats had caused him "eminent fear".

"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," he wrote.

Culkin sent tweets including threats to "put a bullet in K.S.'s brain and then commit suicide", an investigator's affidavit, quoted by the Boston Herald, states.

Another tweet indicated that "K.S. would be disembowelled".

When investigators went to Culkin's home in Quincy, they reportedly found a defaced picture of Spacey and references to the actor hidden around the home, even stuffed inside her cat's furniture.

The stalker's husband, Edward Culkin, said in a letter to the judge that his wife suffered from depression, and asked that she be spared jail.

Culkin's lawyer said in court documents there was "no evidence" her client had planned to carry out any threats, and requested mental healthcare at a halfway house.

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