DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — A white supremacist has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for mailing threatening letters to state judges and prosecutors.
Federal authorities say 28-year-old Jesse Brister of Conroe was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty in September to mailing threatening communications.
Brister, a member of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, is already in custody on an unrelated matter.
Brister demanded in the letters that Aryan Brotherhood members be released from prison or the gang would target law enforcement officials.
The letters were scrutinized by investigators because they were mailed shortly after Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife were fatally shot in March at their home in Forney. The McLelland deaths were on the heels of the murder of another Kaufman County prosecutor. Two months earlier, Assistant District Mark Hasse was shot and killed as he walked from the parking lot to the courthouse. A former justice of the peace and his ex-wife are being held in the deaths. Brister had no role in the killings.
(©2014 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
- Basketball Game Looks To Unite Dallas Community
- Frisco ISD Moves Forward After Rejected Property Tax Increase
- Frisco Police Find Two Injured In Shooting At Sports Bar
- Rescue Teams Search For Swimmer In Lake Lewisville
- Reed Gets Victory At The Barclays, Secures Ryder Cup Spot
- Man Fights To Take Pregnant Wife Off Life Support
- Cowboys’ Romo Update: Complication In Back Surgery
- Flu Cases Spike In Texas, 13 Dead In Houston Area
- 70-Year-Old Brutally Attacked Outside Restaurant
- Owner Reunites With Dog 4 Months After ‘Dognapping’
- PHOTOS: Your Pet Pictures