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Plea Deal Sought In Congressman Threat Case

Lawyers say they’re still trying to possibly reach a plea deal in the case of a Michigan man charged with threatening Michigan congressman Bart Stupak.

Prosecutors and the lawyer for Russell Hesch of West Branch made the disclosure Friday in a filing in federal court in Bay City. They asked the judge to give them more time.

The 73-year-old Hesch is charged with threatening Stupak and his family over the Democrat’s vote in favor of a health-care law. He’s accused of writing a letter that threatened to paint the Mackinac Bridge with Stupak’s blood.

His son, David Hesch of Loveland, Colo., is accused of mailing the letter, but prosecutors dropped a charge against him last month.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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