Red Onion inmate who threatened to kill President Bush gets 50 years


An inmate at a southwest Virginia supermax prison who wrote and mailed several death threats to federal prosecutors and judges received an additional 50 years of penitentiary time on Thursday.

Federal court officials in Abingdon reported James Monroe Cox, 37, reiterated to the judge his intentions to kill everyone mentioned in the previous threatening letters as well as former President Bush, the Bush family and his own family during his Thursday hearing.

Cox was already serving time at Red Onion State Prison in Wise County after being convicted for letters he sent in the early 2000's touting his plans to kill the first family. Cox also expressed surprise for only being indicted on five counts of writing threatening letters after claiming to have written over 100 such letters in recent years, the report said.

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