- Associated Press - Saturday, April 9, 2016

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to three years in prison for posting death threats on his Facebook page naming two St. Regis Mohawk Tribe policemen.

A federal judge also sentenced 39-year-old Akwesasne (ahk-wuh-SAHZ’-nee) resident Roy Redeye to three years of supervised release.

Federal authorities say the Facebook post on Feb. 6, 2015, constituted transmitting in interstate commerce threats to injure others.

Redeye pleaded guilty in December.

His attorney in March requested a sentence of time served - 408 days in jail.

He says Redeye took responsibility for the garbled, misspelled post to his own Facebook page, made when he was drunk and alone at his cousin’s house in Cortland. He says Redeye believed he’d been assaulted years earlier by one of the officers.

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