Man Pleads Guilty To Threatening W. Va. Mayor, Prosecutor

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ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — A West Virginia man has pleaded guilty to federal charges after threatening to kill a West Virginia mayor and a former federal prosecutor.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports Kenneth Robert Godsey pleaded guilty on Friday in federal court in Virginia. The newspaper reported Godsey has agreed to a sentence of between 5 years and 10 years in prison, which still must be approved by a federal judge.

Prosecutors say last year Godsey sent letters to former U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and Bluefield Mayor Tom Cole, threatening to kill them both. Prosecutors say Godsey’s letter to Goodwin included numerous sexual references while the letter to Cole also threatened to kill Bluefield citizens.

Godsey pleaded guilty to two counts of mailing a threatening communication.