Erin Andrews' Stalker Sentenced to 2½ Years

ESPN reporter sought harsher punishment for peeping tom
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2010 5:23 PM CDT
Erin Andrews' Stalker Sentenced to 2½ Years
ESPN reporter Erin Andrews and her attorney Marshall Grossman, left, leave the courthouse after Michael David Barrett, who secretly shot nude videos of Andrews, pleaded guilty to one count of stalking, in federal court in Los Angeles Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009. Andrews repeatedly called her stalker a sexual...   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

The Illinois insurance executive who followed Erin Andrews around the country and shot nude videos of her at hotels was sentenced to 2½ years in prison today. The ESPN reporter was in court in Los Angeles to see Michael Barrett, 48, learn his fate. At a December court hearing where Barrett entered a guilty plea, Andrews said she hoped he would "never see the light of day."

"I would've liked a longer sentence," said Andrews. "I did nothing wrong."
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