Man Rebuffs Plea Deal In NY Kennedy Kin Stalk Case

NEW YORK (AP) - A wannabe New York taxi driver charged with inundating Caroline Kennedy's daughter with unwanted romantic e-mails and flowers has turned down a plea deal that would free him from jail.

Naeem Ahmed rejected the offer Monday as prosecutors revealed he's been found mentally fit for trial.

Prosecutors said they'd agree to a 60-day jail sentence if he pleaded guilty to stalking. The 41-year-old has already spent longer than that behind bars since his Dec. 6 arrest.

Ahmed rejected the offer and remains held on $20,000 bond. A defense lawyer says Ahmed feels he did nothing wrong by expressing his affection for college student Tatiana Schlossberg and admitting a crime would compromise his bid for a cabbie's license.

Ahmed is accused of sending more than 40 messages to Schlossberg and her parents.

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