Richardson convicted of making terrorist threat

NORWICH – After a lengthy deliberation, Michael D. Richardson, 36, formerly of Bainbridge, was found guilty of making a terroristic threat – a class D felony – by a jury of his peers yesterday afternoon.



It was alleged that Richardson – in July of last year and with the intent to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; influence the policy of a unit of government by intimidation or coercion; or affect the conduct of a unit of government by murder, assassination or kidnapping – placed threatening remarks in two separate letters addressed to his estranged wife and mother-in-law conveying his intent to perform acts of violence directed at a number of individuals including a judge, who, though not specifically named, is alleged to be recently retired County Court Judge W. Howard Sullivan.


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