AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A West Texas jail inmate pleaded guilty to mailing a threatening letter to a federal judge in Lubbock.
Larry Boyd Wren II pleaded guilty in a federal court in Amarillo on Thursday to mailing a threatening communication.
No sentencing date was set, but he could get up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. Until then, he remains in federal custody.
A Justice Department statement says Wren was confined to the Brown County Jail in Brownwood last June awaiting trial on several state charges. He wrote the letter to U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings in Lubbock, objecting to his confinement and making a threatening comment to the judge.
The 40-year-old inmate entered his plea Thursday before U.S. District Judge Mary Lou Robinson in Amarillo.
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