Woman Charged due to Email Threats to Senators

Prosecutors from Wisconsin filed a criminal complaint, Thursday, against Katherine R. Windels, 26. This is after she allegedly sent e-mails to Republican state senators after they submitted controls on the union rights of public employees.

Katherine Windels, who is from Cross Plains, Wisconsin, is facing a maximum penalty of three years in state prison, on each of her two counts of felony cases. Those cases were filed because she threatened to tear down properties with the use of explosives.

On top of that, Windels is also charged with two counts of misdemeanors with a penalty of imprisonment for at least 90 days each. These cases are due to her use of a computer to write messages which indicate threat to harm or injure people and/or properties. She is also facing fines of $22,000.

The complaint filed in Dane County Criminal Court pointed out that Windels sent two separate emails to all the 19 Republican senators within March 9 to 16. In her emails, she said that she will put a bullet to the senators’ heads after they approve bans on the collective bargaining of public employees.

She also said in her emails that she has planted bombs on the senators’ cars and homes, and even inside the capitol. She further warned the lawmakers to put their “things in order” because they and their family will be killed.

When Windels was asked by state prosecutors if she sent the emails, she said she did but is not certain why she said those words. When probed whether or not she is planning to push through with her threats, Windels deliberately answered “no.”

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