Plea deal offered in Newtown harassment case

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A man accused of harassing relatives of a teacher who died in the Newtown school massacre has been given an April deadline to accept a plea agreement or go to trial.

Matthew Mills is accused of approaching a younger sister of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Victoria Soto and angrily claiming the Connecticut shootings never took place.

Soto was killed along with five other educators and 20 children inside the elementary school building on Dec. 14, 2012.

Mills did not appear for the hearing Friday in Bridgeport. He is charged with interfering with police and breach of peace for his actions at a road race honoring Soto.

Prosecutors have offered Mills a suspended sentence with probation. He would also have to stay away from the Soto family.

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