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LA police capture escapee who stalked Madonna

Friday, February 10, 2012
This undated photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, shows Robert Dewey Hoskins who was convicted a year ago on charges of threatening to kill singer Madonna. Dewey walked away from a Los Angeles-area state mental hospital last week. Los Angeles police say Robert Dewey Hoskins left the state hospital Friday. He had been committed there last year. Hoskins served a 10-year prison sentence for stalking and threatening Madonna after being convicted by a jury in 1996. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department)

This undated photo provided by the Los Angeles Police Department Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, shows Robert Dewey Hoskins who was convicted a year ago on charges of threatening to kill singer Madonna. Dewey walked away from a Los Angeles-area state mental hospital last week. Los Angeles police say Robert Dewey Hoskins left the state hospital Friday. He had been committed there last year. Hoskins served a 10-year prison sentence for stalking and threatening Madonna after being convicted by a jury in 1996. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police Department) (AP Photo)

Police captured a man on Friday who was convicted of threatening to kill Madonna and walked away from a Los Angeles-area mental hospital last week.

Robert Dewey Hoskins was apprehended near the Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk, where he escaped last Friday, Los Angeles police spokesman Richard French said.

He had been committed there last year and was returned to the facility after his arrest.

Hoskins, 54, served a 10-year prison sentence for stalking and threatening Madonna after being convicted by a jury in 1996. The singer reluctantly testified against the man, who was shot by her personal security after he jumped the fence of her Hollywood Hills home.

Police asked for the public's help Thursday in locating Haskins. They said he "highly psychotic" and can be extremely violent.

Court records show he was convicted of vandalism in July 2011.

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