After a jury found Mark Braithwaite, a convicted rapist, guilty of four charges relating to his obsession for Susie Holmes, a boutique owner, he was told by Judge Giles Forrester: 'You face a substantial custodial sentence.'
The jury at Kingston Crown Court, Surrey, heard that 34- year-old Braithwaite's passion for the 29-year-old former air hostess led him to:
Make 15 death threats against her;
Bombard her with hundreds of phone calls - 60 in one day;
Smash the windows of her shop in Wimbledon and damage her BMW car;
Try to make her kill herself by pestering her relentlessly;
Drive six tennis umpires from the flat they rented from Ms Holmes during last year's Wimbledon championships.
Braithwaite, unemployed, formerly of Bethnal Green, east London, was found guilty of three charges of threatening to kill Ms Holmes and one of threatening to petrol bomb her flat.
He was remanded in custody for four weeks for psychiatric reports.Reuse content