LEXINGTON, KY - A Lexington woman received a 30 month federal prison sentence for threatening to kill U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell.
U.S. District Judge Jennifer B. Coffman sentenced 50-year-old Susan Mary Collins Thursday for mailing a threatening communication.
Collins previously admitted that on September 2 of last year she mailed a letter threatening to kill Senator McConnell.
According to Collins plea agreement, McConnell perceived her letter as a genuine threat that could cause him harm.
Kerry B. Harvey, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky and Paul Johnson, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Secret Service, jointly announced the sentence.
The investigation was conducted by the Secret Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Marye represented the U.S. Attorney’s Office in this case.
Collins will have to serve 85 percent of her prison sentence.