Adrian Poffley, a Canadian man, has pleaded guilty to e-mailing death threats to Michael Jackson.
Poffley was given a year's probation, and a conditional discharge, by the court in Kitchener Ontario.
The first threat was sent to the Santa Monica courthouse on 16 August, where Jackson was facing charges of child molestation.
The mail said:
"Jackson will not make it to his car..This is a promise. By the way, bulletproof vests are weakest under the arm...Maybe next time.."
Poffley then sent another threat to Jackson, after he left the court, which said:
"The cop in the green suit and blue shirt was in the way. Maybe next time."
Seemingly Poffley had not been taking his medication. Not surprisingly he is now banned from sending emails.