Gymnast and Dancing With The Stars contestant Shawn Johnson appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom today to testify against her alleged stalker, Robert O’Ryan. Shawn was in the courtroom for a mere 23 minutes, but the experience was intense and emotional for her and she even broke down in tears when shown the knife that was found in Robert’s vehicle.
Johnson said she was nervous about appearing today and repeatedly testified she was afraid of O’Ryan. She said she considered quitting “Dancing With the Stars” — which she was participating in when O’Ryan was arrested — but stayed on the show and went on to win.
O’Ryan pled not guilty by reason of insanity on Monday to charges of felony stalking, felony commercial burglary and two misdemeanor counts of carrying a loaded firearm in his car.
TMZ also reported that if Robert is convicted, he will serve a maximum sentence of six years. Six years for what would have been a murder if he was smart enough not to get caught. Yeah, that seems like justice… not. Considering we’re seeing so many examples of stalking these days (and with most of them just pleading insanity), it might be time for those laws to be updated. Nothing’s worse than a creeper.