Inmate gets maximum 15-year sentence in threats case
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - A Missouri man has been sentenced to the maximum term of 15 years in federal prison for sending threatening letters while he already was a prison inmate.
56-year-old William Mabie of Festus was sentenced Friday in East St. Louis, Illinois. That's where he was convicted in December of three counts of mailing threatening communications.
Authorities said Mabie sent the questionable letters in 2012 while he was imprisoned in Florence, Colorado, and Lompoc, California, on earlier convictions related to threats. Two of the mailings in the latest case were sent to people in Bond County Illinois.
U.S. Chief District Judge Michael Reagan ordered Mabie to an additional 15 years on the latest charges. His earlier conviction was related to a Missouri threat case.