Man found guilty of sending letters threatening to kill the judge who sentenced him to jail

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A 57-year-old man was found guilty Wednesday of sending letters threatening to kill the judge who sentenced him to jail.

After a two-day trial, a federal jury found Cyrus Dennis Braswell guilty of three counts of mailing threatening communications, the Department of Justice announced in a news release Wednesday.

A District of Alaska federal judge sentenced Braswell in 1998 to jail for unknown charges, and while an inmate at Mendota Federal Correctional Institute in Fresno County, Braswell is said to have mailed communications to Alaska in which he threated to murder the judge after he got out of prison.

Braswell is scheduled to be sentenced on May 6, 2019, and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each count.

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