- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2011

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIF. (AP) - A woman who was arrested outside Ellen DeGeneres‘ home has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor trespassing.

Los Angeles County District Attorney’s spokeswoman Jane Robison says Karen Grace Sjoden entered the plea during a hearing on Monday in Beverly Hills.

Sjoden was arrested early Feb. 10 outside the comedian and talk show host’s home and had elected to represent herself. The 50-year-old has been jailed since then.

Robison says Sjoden will be placed on three years of informal probation and was ordered to stay 100 yards away from DeGeneres and her wife, actress Portia (POR’-shuh) DeGeneres.

Sjoden’s plea and sentence were first reported Monday by celebrity website RadarOnline.com.

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