Spring man sentenced for threatening Bush

HOUSTON (AP) - A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for threatening to kill President Bush in letters written while he was being held in solitary confinement in the Montgomery County jail.

Gordon Chadwick, of Spring, apologized to U.S. District Judge Keith Ellison during his sentencing today.

Chadwick had also made threats against the judge and was serving a four-year prison term for threatening a Montgomery County jail official.

Ellison offered to step off the case if Chadwick or his attorney thought it was a conflict of interest but both men said they were happy with Ellison.

Chadwick will serve the federal sentence after completing the state charge.

Ellison ordered Chadwick to participate in a drug/alcohol dependency program, a mental health program and to get his high school diploma or equivalency when he is on a three-year supervised period after he is released from federal prison.

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