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California Man Who Threatened to Kill Maxine Waters Gets Home Detention

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JUNE 03: U.S. Representative Maxine Waters speaks onstage at the Ladylike Foundation’s 9th Annual Women Of Excellence Awards Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on June 3, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man who threatened to kill Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters in a profanity-laced voicemail has been sentenced to six months of home detention.

Anthony Scott Lloyd also was sentenced Monday to three years’ probation and 100 hours of community service.

The 45-year-old Lloyd pleaded guilty in April to threatening a U.S. official.

Last October, Lloyd left a voicemail at Waters’ office telling her that if she continued threatening President Donald Trump, “we’ll kill you,” and “You’re dead.” Lloyd also used a racial slur against Waters, who’s black.

Lloyd told the FBI he was upset with Waters for comments criticizing Trump on a talk-radio show.

Waters said in a letter that a lenient sentence for Lloyd would only embolden others to engage in similar conduct and may endanger the community.

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