Florida man guilty of threatening to kill defense attorney – CBS Tampa

MIAMI, Florida (CW44 News at 10) – A 42-year-old man in Coral Gables, Florida pleaded guilty yesterday in federal district court for threatening defense attorney Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted earlier this year in the murder of George Floyd .

During yesterday’s hearing before US District Judge Donald L. Chauvin’s defense. Hartnett left an 18-second message on MPPOA’s voicemail in which he threatened to kill Eric Nelson, Chauvin’s defense attorney. Hartnett exclaimed in his letter: “Hey you and your whole family are going to die, Mom, for representing Chauvin, the killer. Now, you’re all going to die a death worse than Floyd, Mom—. All of you are a piece of s—-.”

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Hartnett pleaded guilty to one count of transmitting a threat through interstate communications. Judge Graham, sitting in Miami, will sentence Hartnett on December 15. He faces a maximum legal penalty of five years in prison.

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Juan Antonio Gonzalez, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Jorge L. Piero, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Miami, pleaded guilty.

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The Miami FBI investigated the case with the help of the MPPOA. Assistant US Attorney Hayden B. O’Bearn is suing the case.

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