Dennis Markuze, aka David Mabus, the guy who has threatened me and virtually every other public atheist on the internet repeatedly over the last decade, has pleaded guilty a second time to harassment, threatening a police officer and violating the probation from his first guilty plea by posting more online threats.
A St-Laurent man who continued posting threats on social networks like Facebook and Twitter even though he was under a court order not to do so has pleaded guilty to criminal harassment and to threatening the police officer who arrested him.
Dennis Markuze, 43, a man who often uses the alias David Mabus when he makes threats, appeared before Quebec Court Judge Jean-Claude Boyer at the Montreal courthouse on Thursday where he entered a plea to three charges in all, including a breach of his probation.
The case dates back to May 22, 2012, when Markuze entered his first guilty plea, also at the Montreal courthouse, and admitted he threatened people on social networks who express atheistic opinions. In one threat Markuze posted he wrote: “Die f–cking atheists. I will cut your heads off.” During the court hearing two years ago, a prosecutor said health professionals who assessed Markuze attributed cocaine abuse as what was behind the threats and what fuelled his aggressive and threatening stance supporting the existence of God.A judge agreed with a sentence recommendation that saw Markuze receive an 18-month suspended sentence. Within a matter of months, Markuze began posting threats again through social networks and directed some at a U.S. resident, Tim Farley, one of the people he had threatened in the previous case. Markuze was arrested again in November 2012. He is out on bail while his case is pending.
On Thursday, Markuze’s lawyer, Richard Bellefeuille, told Boyer that a psychiatrist who evaluated Markuze in February again attributed his actions to an abuse of cocaine and alcohol. The psychiatrist also noted that Markuze is being treated for a delusional disorder “which could explain his Internet activities.”
So how about they keep him confined to a mental hospital getting treatment this time instead of letting him go back home to his mother’s house where he can continue the same behavior?