Accused Halle Berry stalker ordered to stand trial

October 20, 2011 - 7:25 AM
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FILE - In this May 25, 2011 file photo, actress Halle Berry attends The Fragrance Foundation's 2011 FiFi Awards at The Tent at Lincoln Center in New York. A judge on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011 ordered a man accused of stalking Halle Berry to stand trial. Richard A. Franco remains jailed on $150,000 bail. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge says a man accused of stalking Halle Berry should stand trial on stalking and burglary charges filed after he was repeatedly seen on the actress' property earlier this year.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Melissa Widdifield issued her ruling Monday after hearing from two witnesses called during a preliminary hearing to show some of evidence against Richard A. Franco.

The 27-year-old will remain jailed on $150,000 bail. He was charged after police arrested him outside Berry's home in July. It was the third time in three days that he had been seen on the property.

A police detective testified that while on the property, Franco took a key to Berry's guesthouse, where the Oscar-winning actress has her beauty salon.

Franco returns to court Oct. 31 for arraignment.