A West Virginia man was sentenced Thursday to three years in federal prison after he sent emails threatening Dr. Anthony Fauci and another U.S. federal health official, Dr, Francis Collins, for talking about the coronavirus and efforts to prevent its spread.
Using an anonymous email account based in Switzerland, Thomas Patrick Connally, Jr. threatened to kill Fauci or members of his family, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release. One of Connally’s messages said the health official would be “dragged into the street, beaten to death, and set on fire.”
Another email said Fauci would be “hunted, captured, tortured and killed,”
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