The California man convicted of trying to break in to Paris Hilton’s Los Angeles home last summer has been sentenced to two years in state prison.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Kellogg handed down the sentence against Nathan Lee Parada, 32, at a hearing on Wednesday. The jurist also ordered that Parada undergo mental health counselling. A jury took less than an hour to convict the would-be burglar of felony attempted residential burglary last April.
During the trial, Paris testified that she was awoken on the morning of Aug. 24 to the sound of Parada banging on her window with a knife. It was the hotel heiress’ now ex-boyfriend who wrestled the man to the ground, holding him until the authorities arrived. Parada later told a detective that he planned to steal as much as he could carry from Paris’ home before moving to a deserted island.
Parada’s defense team argued that he’d been off his antidepressant medication for days before the botched break-in.