- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 6, 2015

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) - A judge has suspended a five-year prison sentence he’d given to a 55-year-old Iowa man who’s been diagnosed with terminal colon cancer.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (https://bit.ly/1E8zfe9 ) that Terry Schott Sr. was sentenced on Tuesday for a threat of terrorism. Schott, of Fredericksburg, had said he wanted to kill law enforcement officials in Chickasaw County.

Judge Richard Stochl says he took into account Schott’s age and medical condition as well as the recommendation from the Iowa Corrections Department.

Prosecutors and the Corrections Department had recommended a sentence of five years. But Schott’s attorney, Jesse Marzen, said Schott may be running out of time. Schott has said that when his cancer was diagnosed in January 2014, his physician said Schott likely had no more than two years left.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, https://www.wcfcourier.com


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