Axl Rose May Be Called To Testify In Stalking Case

Prosecutors deciding whether to subpoena Guns N' Roses singer.

LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors in Malibu will decide next month whether Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose should testify against an Ohio woman accused of stalking him.

"I have no reason to believe he won't be cooperative [if we ask him to testify]," Deputy District Attorney Martin Herscovitz said on Wednesday (May 31). "It's just a matter of whether he's necessary to prove the case."

Karen Jane McNeil, 39, is accused of violating a court order by sneaking onto Rose's property in Malibu last month. She has faced the same charges twice before and had been ordered by a judge to stay 300 yards away from the singer.

Her case has been set for trial on June 19. Rose would testify sometime after that date, Herscovitz said. Rose's attorney, Jeff Hilger, said he did not believe his client's testimony would be necessary. He had no further comment.

McNeil will serve a year sentence in county jail if found guilty of the violation, plus an additional six months if convicted of the new harassment charge.

Rose has spent the past several years working on Guns N' Roses' upcoming album, Chinese Democracy. It will be their first album of original material since Use Your Illusion I and II, released simultaneously in 1991.