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From the Courts - Federal District Court: Kalispell man sentenced for threat to murder Sen. Tester

Smith sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison followed by 3 years supervised release

U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Montana

MISSOULA — A Kalispell man who admitted to threatening to kill U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., in calls to his office was sentenced today to two-and-a-half years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Kevin Patrick Smith, 46, pleaded guilty in April to threats to murder a United States senator.

U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen presided.

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