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Arlington Man Sentenced 30 Months for Threatening to Kill Former Girlfriend

October 26, 2010

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Kyle Mathew McDonald, 27, of Arlington, Va., was sentenced today to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for threatening to kill his former girlfriend, her parents and her coworkers.  

            Neil H. MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and John G. Perren, Acting Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office, made the announcement after sentencing by United States District Judge James C. Cacheris. 

            A jury found McDonald guilty of making interstate threatening communications on June 24, 2010.  According to court documents, while serving a sentence at the Arlington County Detention Center in 2009, McDonald made several telephone calls to his relatives in Indiana and Michigan between late May and early November.  During the recorded telephone conversations with his family members, McDonald threatened to torture and kill his former girlfriend and to kill her parents and coworkers.  In one telephone conversation, McDonald threatened to kill any children that his former girlfriend may have in 15 years.  At the time of the telephone calls, McDonald was serving a sentence following his conviction in Arlington County for stalking his former girlfriend and for violating a protective order prohibiting him from having any contact with her. 

            This case was investigated by the Arlington County Police Department and the FBI Washington Field Office’s Violent Crimes Task Force.  Assistant United States Attorney Morris Parker prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia at  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia at or on



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