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Man Sentenced in Barbara Boxer Death Threat

Threat left by voice mail this summer.



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    The Northern California man convicted of making death threats against Sen. Barbara Boxer may soon be out of jail.       

    Forty-seven-year-old Kevin Joseph O'Connell was sentenced to six months in jail on Wednesday, but has already served most of that sentence. His attorney tells the Marin Independent Journal she expects him to be released next week.       

    O'Connell pleaded guilty last month to threatening a public official.

    Authorities say he threatened Boxer in a voicemail he left at her San Francisco office in July. He allegedly claimed he was being harassed by authorities and was in a dispute with his neighbors.       

    The death threat was apparently not related to Boxer's political positions.      

    O'Connell has also been ordered to serve three years of probation and refrain from having any contact with Boxer, her family and her office.