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Shania Twain testifies against accused stalker

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TORONTO (AP) -- Canadian country star Shania Twain has testified that she has compassion for a man accused of stalking her but remains concerned that he will continue to pursue her.

Giovanni Palumbo has been charged with three counts of failure to comply with a court order and criminal harassment.

The former Ottawa doctor allegedly sent Twain a series of letters, made unwanted visits to her family cottage in Ontario and even attended her grandmother's funeral before being arrested at a Canadian awards ceremony this year.

Defense lawyer Gary Barnes said Friday that Palumbo simply didn't realize that Twain wasn't interested.

But the singer said Friday via video link that she didn't see it that way. She says she is still afraid of being contacted in the future by Palumbo.

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