Arizona Man Guilty Of Death Threats Against Pelosi

Phoenix’s ABC News affiliate reports:

A jury has convicted an Arizona man for threatening to kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Steven Arthus Martis, 77, of Bullhead City was found guilty on Thursday of communicating an interstate threat to kill the Democratic leader of the U.S. House of Representatives.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of Arizona, Martis left two voicemails at Pelosi’s office in Washington D.C. on Jan. 17, 11 days after the Capitol building was overrun with rioters attempting to reverse the results of the 2020 election.

Martis said, “I’m going to kill you,” in one voicemail message and “You’re dead…” in another. Martis had been previously warned by the FBI to stop making threatening phone calls, prosecutors said.

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