Ohio inmate indicted in anthrax hoax, death threat

Franklin County, Ohio, Prosecutor Ron O'Brien said Wednesday an Ohio inmate has been indicted for allegedly sending a threatening letter with a bag that had been labeled with anthrax.
  
According to the indictment, Sean Heisa, an inmate at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, allegedly sent the letter and hoax material to Franklin County Judge Kim Brown on July 23. The letter allegedly included a death threat against the judge and a suspicious white powder labeled as anthrax.
   
The substance was found to be harmless by Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Joint Terrorism Task Force.
   
Local news channel NBC 4 Columbus said Heisa is currently serving a 17-year sentence for aggravated robbery. They also said Brown had presided over a previous case with Heisa as the defendant.

If Heisa is convicted on the new charges, he could face an additional seven year in prison.

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