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CrimeKissimmee man who threatened to behead Bernie Sanders ‘ISIS-style’ sentenced to 15 months in prison

03:10  24 august  2019
03:10  24 august  2019 Source:   msn.com

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A federal judge on Friday sentenced the 58-year-old Kissimmee man who threatened to kill Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders “ISIS-style” to 15 months in prison.

Kissimmee man who threatened to behead Bernie Sanders ‘ISIS-style’ sentenced to 15 months in prison © John Locher / Associated Press

Robert Pratersch called Sanders’ office in Vermont and left three voice messages, including one that said he would “behead” Sanders. Pratersch also sent the senator a video of an execution, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.

The profanity-laced messages also directed anti-Semitic remarks at Sanders, who is Jewish.

Pratersch was convicted in April of threatening a federal official and interstate transmission of a threat to injure.

dharris@orlandosentinel.com

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