NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - A man charged in June with threatening to kill people at Central Connecticut State University unless officials fired his former girlfriend has been sentenced to three years in prison.
A menacing phone call made by Ruffino Cotto-Martinez prompted Central Connecticut State University to go into lockdown on June 13 as police looked for him.
The New Britain Herald reports (http://bit.ly/RgkiPl ) that court documents say Cotto-Martinez called university police and expressed his dismay that the school still employed his ex-girlfriend even after he tried to get her fired.
Cotto-Martinez was initially charged with an act of terrorism, threatening, criminal mischief and refusal to be finger-printed.
He instead pleaded guilty to first-degree threatening in exchange for a 3-year prison sentence followed by two years of special parole.
Information from: New Britain Herald, http://www.newbritainherald.com
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