WATERBURY, Conn. – A 53-year-old Waterbury woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than 150 paintings reportedly after God told her the end of the world is near.
Diane Catalani was arrested last year. According to court documents, Catalani told a psychologist that she hoarded what she stole to show God before the Apocalypse that there are still good people in the world.
The prosecutor says it's clear that Catalani was suffering from mental illness at the time she stole the paintings.
She's to be sentenced June 13 to 2 1/2 years in prison.
Catalani has been in the mental health unit at the state's women's prison and the prosecutor says the court will request she finish off her term there.