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Nevada Man Accused Of Threatening To Kill US Judge In Reno

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a 47-year-old Nevada inmate accused of threatening to kill a U.S. district judge and her family in Reno.

The grand jury in Las Vegas handed up the indictment of David Paule of Indian Springs Tuesday on three counts of threatening a federal official.

If convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison and a $750,000 fine.

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The indictment says Paule first threatened to murder Judge Miranda Du in a letter he sent from the state prison in Lovelock in May 2017 demanding she reconsider her dismissal of a civil lawsuit he filed.

It says Paule vowed upon release from prison he would kill her with his bare hands. Later, he wrote he would have associates make her watch while they killed her family then her.

Court records don't list a lawyer for Paule.