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Ex-Florida National Guardsman Sentenced for Threat

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tallahassee, FL (AP) - An Iraq War veteran has been sentenced
to three years and one month in prison for threatening over the
Internet to shoot members of his Florida National Guard unit.

U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle sentenced 30-year-old Jeremy
Daniel Snipes, of Perry, on Thursday in Tallahassee.

Snipes pleaded guilty in November to making a threat through
interstate communication. He could have received up to five years.

His lawyer urged Hinkle to sentence Snipes to time served --
about 11 months -- arguing he made the threats because he suffers
from post-traumatic distress disorder resulting from his tour in
Iraq.

Snipes had threatened to shoot members of the 146th Signal
Battalion at an armory in Jacksonville.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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