Wednesday, December 22, 2010
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A right-wing Internet radio host was sentenced on Tuesday to 33 months in prison for threatening the lives of three Chicago federal appeals court judges after they upheld a local gun control law.
Harold Turner, 48, was convicted by a jury in August in Brooklyn federal court following two mistrials. He was arrested in June 2009 and charged with one count of threatening to assault or murder the three judges.
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Turner used his radio broadcasts to target Judges Frank Easterbrook, Richard Posner and William Bauer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in Chicago, who had upheld a local handgun law.
He said they had acted in “a manner so sleazy and cunning as to deserve the ultimate punishment.” He called for their murder and published their photographs and work addresses online.
This article was posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 9:56 am