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Rep. Ilhan Omar Asks Judge for ‘Compassion' When Sentencing Man Who Threatened Her Life

26 days ago   |   By Time

On Monday, Patrick Carlineo, 55, pleaded guilty to threatening to kill Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. A day later, amid deliberations over his sentence, Rep. Omar sent a letter to the judge overseeing Carlineo's case asking for “compassion,” and arguing that he should have the opportunity to “make amends and seek redemption.”
“Punishing the defendant with a lengthy prison sentence or a burdensome financial fine would not rehabilitate him. It would not repair the harm he has caused,” Omar wrote in the letter. “It would only increase his anger and resentment.”
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Ilhan Omar Asks Judge To Have ‘Compassion' For Man Who Threatened To Kill Her

26 days ago   |   By CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is asking the judge sentencing the man who threatened to kill her to have “compassion.”
Patrick Carlineo of western New York pleaded guilty to threatening to kill Omar in U.S. District Court in Rochester Monday. His sentencing for charges carrying up to a 10 years in prison is set for February.
Carlineo reportedly called Omar's office in March and threatened to shoot her. He also called Omar a “terrorist.” Carlineo's lawyer says he takes responsibility for his threatening language and had no intention to harm Omar.
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