TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - An Iraq War veteran has been sentenced to three years and one month in prison for threatening over the Internet to shoot members of his Florida National Guard unit.
U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle sentenced 30-year-old Jeremy Daniel Snipes, of Perry, on Thursday in Tallahassee.
Snipes pleaded guilty in November to making a threat through interstate communication. He could have received up to five years.
His lawyer urged Hinkle to sentence Snipes to time served - about 11 months - arguing he made the threats because he suffers from post-traumatic distress disorder resulting from his tour in Iraq.
Snipes had threatened to shoot members of the 146th Signal Battalion at an armory in Jacksonville.
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