Linkin Park stalker sentenced

Devon Townsend gets two years in prison

A woman who pleaded guilty to stalking the singer of Linkin Park has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Devon Townsend got the sentence after admitting to harassing Chester Bennington and his wife, Talinda, a former Playboy model.

Townsend reportedly used lab computers at Sandia National Laboratories, her place of work, to track the singer and obtain private information including his travel plans, correspondence between his record label and attorney, his record contract and more.

She also hacked into his wife’s email account, called her on the phone and threatened her.

Townsend will serve her sentence in a minimum security prison in Phoenix and it is thought she will receive psychiatric help during her incarceration.

–By our New York staff.

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