Father And Son Arrested For Threatening To Kill Stupak Over Health Care
A father and son have been arrested and charged with conspiring to threaten a U.S. official after they allegedly sent a letter to Rep. Bart Stupak (D-MI) threatening to kill him over his vote for the health care bill…
Investigators say that Russell Hesch, who Stupak’s office said has been one of the congressman’s most vocal critics over the years, typed the threatening letter to Stupak. Hesch, who lives in Michigan, then allegedly emailed it to his son, David, in Denver. According to the criminal complaint (PDF), Hesch admitted to writing the letter and told investigators he sent the letter to his son so it couldn’t be traced back to him.
From the complaint: “Russell Hesch told agents of the FBI that his biggest mistakes were writing the letter, emailing it to his son David in Colorado, and asking David to mail the letter.”
The letter, which was sent in May and addressed to the “Stupak family,” includes several threats.
“Actions and decisions carry consequences. Are you and your family prepared for those consequences? Is your wife, Laurie Ann, prepared for those consequences? Is your son Ken and his family prepared for those consequences?” it reads in part.