Florida man sent threats to Connecticut governor, judges

Santillo pleaded guilty Friday in Hartford to one count of mailing threatening communications

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to mailing threatening letters to people in Connecticut including the governor and two federal judges.

Federal prosecutors say the handwritten letters sent by 35-year-old Garrett Santillo of Hollywood, Florida, included certain demands and threatened death if the recipients did not comply.

The U.S. attorney’s office says Santillo pleaded guilty Friday in Hartford to one count of mailing threatening communications, which carries a maximum prison term of 10 years.

Authorities say he sent threatening letters to a total of 14 people in Connecticut and has two prior federal convictions for sending threatening notes.

He was been detained since he was arrested at his home in Florida in September 2014. Sentencing is scheduled for May 27.

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