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Las Vegas woman charged with 5 counts of sending threatening communications through the mail

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Las Vegas woman was indicted for sending threats through the U.S. Mail to her mother’s former supervisor and to attorneys and staff defending a lawsuit filed against her mother’s former employer.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Latonia Smith, 25, of Las Vegas, faces five counts of sending threatening communications through the mail.

Las Vegas Woman Indicted for Sending Threatening Letters to Her Mother's Former Supervisors & Lawyers @USPISpressroom @LVMPD @RenoPolice https://t.co/LszbDE6GOl

— US Attorney Nevada (@USAO_NV) November 21, 2019

According to court filings, Smith is alleged to have sent anonymous threatening letters between Sept. 30, 2018, and Oct. 1, 2019.

One of the letters threatened: “your throat will be slit you will be recorded as the blood spills from your neck and just as you gasp to take your final undeserving breath three bullets will be placed right through your skull.”

(AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Smith was arrested on Nov. 1 in connection with the charges and is presently detained awaiting arraignment.

This case stemmed from an investigation by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service with assistance from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Reno Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Steven Myhre.

Smith faces a maximum sentence of 25 years, if convicted on all counts.

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