Man Pleads Guilty In Stupak Threat Case

BAY CITY (AP) – A 74-year-old man accused of threatening a Michigan congressman over his support for a health-care law has pleaded guilty.

The Bay City Times says Russell Hesch of West Branch pleaded guilty Friday to sending threatening communications through the mail to Bart Stupak when he represented northern Michigan in Congress in 2010.

Hesch was charged with writing a letter that threatened to paint the Mackinac Bridge with Stupak’s blood because he voted for a health-care law pushed by President Barack Obama. The Democrat didn’t run for re-election last year.

Hesch’s sentencing guidelines call for up to a year in prison, although the judge has much flexibility. He will be sentenced Dec. 15.

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