Jurors in the trial of a man accused of stalking Steven Spielberg heard a prosecutor portray him as a mental terrorist who was armed with a "rape kit."
But a defense lawyer balked at the allegations against Jonathan Norman, telling jurors it's no crime to have "weird thoughts" about someone famous."We all have fantasized about stars and musicians," public defender John Lawson said in opening statements Thursday. But, he added, "our legislators have not made it illegal to be weird, to have strange thoughts and fantasies."
A grand jury indictment alleges that Norman, 31, was fixated on Spielberg and hoped to kidnap and rape him. Norman was arrested July 11.