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Jul 27, 2012 10:29 AM

Lexington Woman Sentenced For Threatening McConnell

A Lexington woman received a 30-month federal prison sentence for threatening to kill U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell.

U.S. District Judge Jennifer B. Coffman sentenced 50-year-old Susan Mary Collins Thursday for mailing a threatening communication. Collins previously admitted that on September 2 of last year she mailed a letter threatening to kill Senator McConnell.

According to Collins' plea agreement, McConnell perceived her letter as a genuine threat that could cause him harm.

Collins will have to serve 85 percent of her prison sentence.

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