For six years, a Singaporean man cyberstalked a US singer-actress he had never met and threatened to kill her.
Colin Mak Yew Loong, 38, sent Ms Leandra Ramm, 29, expletive-laden e-mails and left voice messages on her home and mobile phones in which he threatened to "smash your head" and "beat up and cut up your face with a box cutter" from 2005 to 2011.
Mak, who is unemployed, pleaded guilty in the Subordinate Courts on Wednesday to 17 charges of intentional harassment, criminal intimidation, trespass and theft, with another 25 charges taken into consideration.
Of the 42 charges, 31 were for his threats against Ms Ramm.
He also faced charges for threatening three other women, including two foreign singers.
He first noticed Ms Ramm, an opera singer, when he saw her on US television in a 2005 CNN talk show.
He then contacted her, saying that he wanted to champion her music career.
According to Stalking A Diva, a book written by Ms Ramm detailing her experiences with Mak that was published last year, he had contacted the New Jersey Opera Theatre.
He claimed he was the director of the Singapore Music Festival and wanted her to perform here, she wrote.
After talking to him on the phone, she mailed her headshot, resume and DVD to Mak. But nothing came of his offer for her to perform here.