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West Virginia woman pleads guilty to threatening governor

CHARLESTON (AP) — A Charleston woman will spend up to three years in prison for threatening the governor.

Media outlets report that 54-year-old Joyce Gilley pleaded guilty Tuesday to terrorist acts and attempt to commit terroristic acts.

Kanawha County Circuit Court Judge Paul Zakaib sentenced Gilley to one to three years in prison on the terroristic acts charge. She received credit for time served on the other charge.

Prosecutors say Gilley wrote two letters threatening Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in October 2013. One letter was found at a women’s shelter in Charleston. Gilley left the other letter at the counter at the Charleston Police Department’s records division.

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