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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A man accused of threatening a Baton Rouge judge has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a felony charge.

The Advocate reports 27-year-old Michael James Baxter, of Baton Rouge, spent eight months in jail before his guilty plea Thursday to a charge of public intimidation and retaliation.

Baxter was accused of threatening Juvenile Court Judge Adam Haney in an October letter and on Facebook in January after the judge terminated his parental rights.

State District Judge Lou Daniel sentenced Baxter to three years of supervised probation and barred him from having any contact with Haney. Daniel also ordered Baxter to undergo a mental health evaluation.


Information from: The Advocate,