Man sentenced for threat to father of Columbine victim |

Man sentenced for threat to father of Columbine victim

GOLDEN – A Fort Collins man was sentenced Friday to five days in jail and a year of probation for sending threatening e-mails to Tom Mauser, the father of a Columbine victim and head of a group that advocates tougher gun laws.Darren Michael Morrison, who pleaded guilty to a harassment charge on May 1, was also ordered to serve 60 hours of community service.Morrison, 44, was accused of sending e-mails to Mauser starting in December 2006 threatening to kill him. Prosecutors said he also threatened to shoot down a plane at Denver International Airport.Prosecutors described Morrison as a gun-rights activist. They said he made the threats under the name of another man in hopes of getting him in trouble with federal authorities.Mauser’s son, Daniel, was among 13 people shot to death at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999.

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