Bullock intruder stands trial
Evidence showed that Joshua James Corbett stalked the Oscar-winning actress, broke into her home and had an arsenal of illegal assault weapons, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Terry A. Bork ruled.
Bork said an emergency call in which a panicked Bullock described seeing a man in her home showed that Corbett was a danger.
“I’m in my closet. I have a safe door,’’ Bullock, breathing heavily, is heard telling the dispatcher in the recording played in court. “I’m locked in the closet right now.’’
Corbett was clutching a black notebook with a two-page letter to Bullock and magazine photos of the actress when he was arrested.
A defense lawyer argued unsuccessfully to have stalking and burglary charges thrown out because Corbett was suffering from a delusion that he was married to the actress and was only trying to deliver a love letter.
Bullock did not testify during Corbett’s preliminary hearing. Bork heard from several police officers who testified about responding to Bullock’s home, as well as a Los Angeles police weapons expert who testified about the assault weapons and machine guns found at Corbett’s home.
Corbett, 39, who is being held on more than $2 million bail, has pleaded not guilty to all charges. He was scheduled to be arraigned again April 23 on all 26 felony counts.