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Festus man sentenced for sending threatening letters

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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A Festus, Missouri man was sentenced in Illinois on three counts of mailing threatening letters.

William J. Mabie, 56, was sentenced Friday for mailing threatening letters while he was serving an 88-month sentence for an earlier conviction of threatening communications concerning a policeman.

According to court documents, one of the letters was sent to the Sheriff of Bond County, Illinois in 2012 and two letters were sent to the wife of a policeman in 2012 and 2013.

During the trial, the prosecution presented evidence that Mabie had recently spit on a Deputy U.S. Marshal in the East St. Louis courthouse.

Mabie was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the threatening letters. The judge also imposed a $15,000 fine, a $300 special assessment and a 3-year term of supervised release.

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