A 26 year-old Canadian admits the charge...

A Canadian man has been given a year’s probation for emailing death threats to Michael Jackson.

Adrian Poffley, 26, also received a conditional discharge and has been banned from using e-mail after pleading guilty to the threats, reports the BBC.

According to the email, which was sent to Santa Monica courthouse in California on August 16, Poffley said: “Michael Jackson will not make it to his car. This is a promise. By the way, bulletproof vests are weakest under the arm.”

He then sent another threat after Michael Jackson left the court which added: “The cop in the green suit and blue shirt was in the way. Maybe next time.”

During the hearing in Kitchener, Ontario it was revealed that Poffley had not been taking his medication for depression and anxiety for a week when he saw Michael Jackson‘s court appearance on television.

The emails were eventually traced to Bell Canada’s Sympatico Internet service.

Poffley will not face a criminal record if he complies with his terms of probation.