THURSDAY
February 15, 2001
volume 12, no. 46

Man Pleads Guilty to Cardinal Threats



    PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 13, 01 (CWNews.com) - A Puerto Rican man pleaded guilty on Monday to charges he threatened to kill Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua of Philadelphia and members of the charity Casa del Carmen.

    Aldo Muniz, 41, admitted to placing six phone calls from his mother's home in Puerto Rico between March and May 2000. He said he would kill workers at Casa del Carmen, blow up a church, and shoot the cardinal. Muniz had worked part-time at the charity in 1992 and 1993. He insisted he did not intend to harm anyone, but just wanted to make them afraid.

    Muniz's attorney Eric Vos said his client has a history of mental illness, and was neither taking his medication nor undergoing therapy at the time. He was scheduled to be sentenced May 17. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 40 years in federal prison and $1.5 million in fines.


February 15, 2001
volume 12, no. 46
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