HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. -- The man accused of harassing a UNC professor has been found guilty of misdemeanor cyberstalking.

Napier Fuller sent 12 emails to Dr. Lisa Zerden between December 2016 and January 2017. Prosecutors argued some of those emails contained anti-gay, harassing and threatening messages.

Fuller was sentenced to 18 months probation, must pay a $1,000 fine, and cannot contact anyone with the UNC Social Work or LGBTQ Center.

During trial, Fuller contended he was only exercising free speech and that 12 emails aren't a lot, although some emails were sent within hours of others. He also says Zerden is an LGBTQ supporter and he was only presenting an argument.

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Fuller represented himself in court, often causing the judge to interrupt his line of questioning.

 Even during closing arguments, the judge felt it necessary to cut Fuller off stating he was getting off topic. 
 Fuller mentioned during trial that he may file a federal suit against the judge for not allowing him to expand on his mental health. 
Fuller says he plans to appeal the decision.

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