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Man who confronted Newtown victim's sister takes plea deal

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Matthew Mills called Newtown shooting "a conspiracy" at Victoria Soto Charity Run. (Stratford Police Department) Matthew Mills called Newtown shooting "a conspiracy" at Victoria Soto Charity Run. (Stratford Police Department)
BRIDGEPORT, CT (AP) -

A New York City man accused of harassing relatives of a teacher killed in the Newtown school massacre has been sentenced to two years of probation as part of a plea deal.

Matthew Mills pleaded guilty Monday under the Alford doctrine to interfering with police.

Under the plea, the 32-year-old Mills isn't admitting guilt but acknowledges the state probably has enough evidence to convict him.

Mills was accused of approaching a sister of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Victoria Soto during a charity road race in November and angrily claiming the shootings never took place.

Soto was among six educators and 20 first-graders killed Dec. 14, 2012, in Connecticut.

The judge suspended a one-year prison sentence, imposed probation and ordered Mills to stay away from the Soto family.

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