Man pleads guilty after he threatens Newtown-like shooting - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Man pleads guilty after he threatens Newtown-like shooting


A Bristol man, who was arrested for making threats that he was going to commit a crime similar to the shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, pleaded guilty Tuesday.

Darnell Jerome Davis, 31, was originally charged with two counts of criminal violation of a protective order, second-degree breach of peace, second-degree threatening and second-degree harassment.

On Tuesday, he pleaded guilty to second-degree threatening and violation of a protective order, according to judicial officials.

Police said Davis sent "several threatening text messages" to his ex-girlfriend on Dec. 17 while she was at work and he claimed that he would be waiting for her when she got home.

In the messages, police said Davis threatened to shoot his ex-girlfriend and their child. He also threatened to commit "crimes similar to those committed in Newtown and Columbine" and go to the boy's school to shoot him, police said.

"I should pull a Sandy Hook," Davis wrote in a text message. "Everyday, I want you dead more n more."

On Dec. 14, Adam Lanza shot and killed his mother at their home, then went to Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 26 children and adults. Before the school shooting, authorities said he shot his mother four times in the head while she slept at their home.

Since his arrest, Davis has been imprisoned.

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