New Prague woman sentenced for threatening federal agents
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS – Earlier today in federal court in St. Paul, a 47-year-old New Prague
woman was sentenced for threatening to kill several law enforcement officers. United States
District Court Judge Paul A. Magnuson sentenced Kim Rolene Hutterer to 180 months in prison
on one count of threatening interstate communications and one count of mailing threatening
communications. Hutterer was indicted on April 20, 2011, and pleaded guilty on July 7, 2011.
In her plea agreement, Hutterer admitted that on September 21, 2010, she called the U.S.
Bureau of Prisons’ (“BOP”) Federal Correctional Institution in Welch, West Virginia. During
that call, she admittedly threatened to kill a BOP employee. In addition, Hutterer admitted that
on March 29, 2011, she wrote a letter containing a threat to injure an agent of the Federal Bureau
of Investigation. Hutterer also admittedly threatened to injure others, including Vice President
In pronouncing his sentence, Judge Magnuson commented that while law enforcement
officers necessarily deal with dangerous individuals in their official capacities, personal threats
to the officers and their families cannot and will not be tolerated. In this case, Hutterer’s threats
and attempts to harass and intimidate various individuals spanned 20 years.
This case was the result of an investigation by the FBI, the BOP, the Breitung Police
Department, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, the LeSueur County Sheriff’s Office, the
Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Secret
Service. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen B. Schommer.
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