Man gets two years for Paris Hilton burglary attempt

Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:00pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man who tried to break into Paris Hilton's house while wielding two large knives was sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday.

Nathan Lee Parada, 32, has already spent about 10 months behind bars since being arrested at the socialite's Los Angeles home last August.

Hilton posted a photo on her Twitter page of police outside her house and a man in handcuffs. She wrote, "just got woken up to a guy trying to break into my house holding 2 big knifes (sic)."

Parada was convicted of one count of attempted first-degree residential burglary in April after jurors spent less than an hour deciding his fate. He faced a three-year term. Van Nuys Superior Court Judge Michael Kellogg recommended that he receive mental health counseling while in prison.

(Reporting by Dean Goodman)