Ex-TWU Student, Vet Gets Prison for 2011 Threat

Gillette will serve his prison time and probation concurrently

Friday, May 18, 2012  |  Updated 8:04 AM CDT
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Ex-TWU Student, Vet Gets Prison

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An injured former U.S. serviceman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for threatening a Texas congressman.

Christopher Gillette also was sentenced to 10 years of probation for making a threat in class while attending Texas Woman's University. The March 1, 2011, incident led to a lockdown of the Denton campus. Gillette was later arrested at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Dallas.

Prosecutors say Gillette threatened U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess in a previous letter complaining about not getting enough medical help. Authorities say Gillette was injured in military training accidents and had lingering pain.
     
The Denton Record-Chronicle reported Thursday that Gillette was convicted this month of making a terroristic threat that would impair public or government service. His prison time and probation will be served concurrently.

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