- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 6, 2010

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state man has been charged with threatening to kill Sen. Patty Murray, Washington Democrat, over her support for health care reform.

Court documents say federal agents arrested Charles Alan Wilson in Yakima on Tuesday.

An FBI agent’s probable cause statement says Ms. Murray’s office in Seattle reported the threats, which were left on voice mail from a blocked telephone number. Agents say they traced the calls to Mr. Wilson’s home in Selah, near Yakima.

Ms. Murray’s office told the FBI it had been receiving harassing messages from the caller for months, but they became more threatening as Congress was voting on health care legislation.

Excerpts of the expletive-laced messages transcribed in court documents show the caller saying that he wanted to kill the senator and that it would just take one piece of lead.


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