California: A Year in Prison for Vile Messages to Grieving Father

October 25, 2023


Page 1: In a landmark verdict, a California property manager faces a year behind bars for his relentless cyberbullying.

Page 2: James Catalano, 62, of Fresno, sent over 200 vile online messages to Fred Guttenberg, a grieving father.

Page 3: Guttenberg lost his 14-year-old daughter, Jaime, in the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Parkland, Florida.

Page 4: Catalano's cruelty was met with condemnation from prosecutors who described his messages as "callous and cruel."

Page 5: The relentless torment lasted for eight months, beginning in December 2021, and celebrated the tragic death of Jaime.

Page 6: Catalano's messages mocked Guttenberg's pain, using obscenities, slurs, and disturbing insults directed at both father and daughter.

Page 7: Catalano's anger stemmed from Guttenberg's advocacy for stricter gun laws following his daughter's murder.

Page 8: Guttenberg's unwavering voice for change made him a target, with Catalano admitting he sought to silence him with his venomous messages.

Page 9: Assistant U.S. Attorney Arielle Klepach emphasized Catalano's political motivations and his exploitation of Guttenberg's grief to further his agenda.