Virginia man sentenced for sending death threats to Nebraskans

A Virginia man has been sentenced to three years and five months in federal prison after being convicted in U.S. District Court of sending death threats to Nebraska residents.

Richard Killebrew, 37, of Newport News, was found guilty of cyber stalking, according to a statement from the acting U.S. attorney for Nebraska. After his release from prison, Killebrew will begin a three-year term of supervised release.

An investigation by the FBI and the Omaha Police Department determined that between March and July of 2016, Killebrew repeatedly used a computer and cellphone to send threatening messages to people located in Nebraska and elsewhere. He was arrested at his Virginia home and transported to Nebraska to stand trial.

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