Charges Reduced For Woman Accused Of Threatening Walpole Times Reporter

Massachusetts prosecutors have reduced charges against a woman who allegedly threatened a newspaper journalist.

Prosecutor Courtney Kiernan said at a hearing in Wrentham District Court on Monday that 64-year-old Amy Zuckerman would not be indicted for making terroristic threats. The MetroWest Daily News reports the prosecutor filed a motion to amend the charge to threatening to commit a crime, a misdemeanor. Zuckerman's lawyer didn't argue against the motion and the judge approved it.

Zuckerman, of Shutesbury, was arrested in July after police say she sent an email to a Walpole Times reporter that referenced shooting through the window of the newsroom. Police say the threat was in response to the reporter asking to be removed from an email list.

Her lawyer previously said her comments were taken out of context.



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