Thursday, June 19, 2008
First, let me credit "Jester" with the idea for this blog entry. On an earlier article, "Jester" commented that while Gabriele Huber** (David Caruso's fugitive stalker) was on the lam in the summer of 2007, her travel expenses were likely funded in part by Christian May, a writer for the Austrian news magazine The Chronik, in exchange for an exclusive on her story. May later sold his story to The National Enquirer. Click this link for the article.
As we have stated previously, it's highly likely that Gabriele's attorney, Dr. Gunther Gast is court appointed and is not being compensated at the rate he would normally command from a paying client. In all probability, Dr. Gast is hoping to supplement the meager hourly wage funded by the Austrian tax payers with ancillary revenues from any book deals, television appearances and/or future film offers he is able to negotiate on Gabriele's behalf for her stalker memoirs.
Prior to her flight from justice, Gabriele had unfettered Internet access. Thankfully, that is no longer the case. On some days, her Internet time is so limited she doesn't even have the opportunity to read a complete blog entry relying rather on summaries from RSS Feeds and Technorati. Or she is trying desperately to keep her location disguised by not hitting this blog and in doing so having her location appear in the traffic stats. Oftentimes however, the fact that she is not reading the entire article is readily apparent in her responses. She alludes to this blog on Vipix and IMDb, posting comments to it on those sites where she can do so without being moderated. Gabriele's affliction with verbal diarrhea always gets her in the end though, pardon the pun.
Those comments afford many opportunities for reading between the lines. Gabriele and her attorney appear to be closely watching the outcome of the Josef Fritzl matter hoping if he receives a lighter sentence somehow it will set a precedent the Judge who ultimately sentences Gabriele will be bound to consider. Stalking and threatening to murder people remains a serious crime even in Austria. And fleeing to avoid prosecution will also carry additional time.
Gabriele has also stated on other forums that comments she has inundated the Internet for two years with are not likely to be considered when she is tried for stalking David Caruso. Oh but those lovely death threat letters Huber sent to David Caruso, hard copies of which both the FBI and the Bundeskriminalamt possess, are evidence that will be difficult to suppress. Those alone will probably convict her.
Gabriele is holding out for the best of both worlds. A light sentence along with guaranteed financial security is a deal Gabriele's not likely to pass up. Gabriele not only wants the perp walk, she's looking for the talk-show circuit following her release from the Big House.
** Gabriele Huber remains at large wanted for threatening to murder David Caruso. She is armed and considered to be extremely dangerous. Do not attempt to apprehend this woman. Contact your local FBI or Austria's Bundeskriminalamt at +43-(0)1-531 26-0.