When the world gets closer.

We help you see farther.

Sign up to our expressly international daily newsletter.

blog

'Violent' Madonna stalker escapes from hospital

A man who was convicted of stalking and threatening pop star Madonna has escaped from a psychiatric hospital. Robert Dewey Hoskins was sentenced to 10 years in jail in 1996.

(BBC) Los Angeles - A man who was convicted of stalking and threatening pop star Madonna has escaped from a psychiatric hospital, police in Los Angeles say.

Robert Dewey Hoskins was sentenced to 10 years in jail in 1996. After leaving prison he spent time in another hospital, before being arrested last July and sent to the facility in Norwalk that he escaped from on Friday. Police describe as having "very violent tendencies' and say he is not to be approached.

Keep reading...Show less
You've reached your monthly limit of free articles.
To read the full article, please subscribe.
Get unlimited access. Support Worldcrunch's unique mission:
  • Exclusive coverage from the world's top sources, in English for the first time.
  • Stories from the best international journalists.
  • Insights from the widest range of perspectives, languages and countries
Already a subscriber? Log in

When the world gets closer, we help you see farther

Sign up to our expressly international daily newsletter!

Draghi, Scholz and Macron on their train to Ukraine

June 18-19

  • Rethinking Europe
  • Murder investigation in the Amazon
  • Australia’s dancing goalie
  • … and much more.
Keep reading...Show less

When the world gets closer, we help you see farther

Sign up to our expressly international daily newsletter!
You've reached your monthly limit of free articles.
To read the full article, please subscribe.
Get unlimited access. Support Worldcrunch's unique mission:
  • Exclusive coverage from the world's top sources, in English for the first time.
  • Stories from the best international journalists.
  • Insights from the widest range of perspectives, languages and countries
Already a subscriber? Log in
THE LATEST
FOCUS
TRENDING TOPICS

Central to the tragic absurdity of this war is the question of language. Vladimir Putin has repeated that protecting ethnic Russians and the Russian-speaking populations of Ukraine was a driving motivation for his invasion.

Yet one month on, a quick look at the map shows that many of the worst-hit cities are those where Russian is the predominant language: Kharkiv, Odesa, Kherson.

Watch VideoShow less
MOST READ