Eric Ting Yee, 22, of
After Yee entered his plea in open court, San Fernando Superior Court Judge Lloyd Nash ordered him to complete three years of probation, 60 days of labor for Caltrans and an eight-hour program designed by the
Yee was also ordered to continue mental health counseling, but the judge did not specify for how long, according to Deputy District Attorney Ruby Arias.
The assault rifle was destroyed and Yee was barred from owning or being in possession of any firearm.
Yee's father, Roger Manfoo Yee, 63, pleaded no contest today to misdemeanor possession of an assault weapon. He was sentenced to three years summary probation, which involves less intensive supervision, and was barred from owning or possessing a firearm.
The younger Yee was arrested Sept. 17 at his parents' home in the 23000 block of
Deputies said they were notified about Yee's website post by police in
“The Internet service providers at one of the ESPN sites were very good and acted diligently in contacting police,” according to Sgt. Darren Harris of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
Sheriff's Lt. Steven Low said the “blogger mentioned that it would be like the
Yee allegedly made the posting in response to an ESPN story Sept. 13 about some $279 Nike shoes named for basketball star LeBron James.
An ESPN spokesman said the story generated some 3,000 comments, some of which mentioned the possibility of children being killed over the pricey shoes.