Prisoner accused of sending death threats to Gov. Haslam in court

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee prisoner accused of sending threatening letters to Gov. Bill Haslam and others is scheduled to appear in a federal courtroom in Nashville Tuesday.

Federal prosecutors have said that Branden Frady, 32, of Johnson City was a prisoner at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution when he began sending the threatening letters in September of 2012. Officials said he sent six letters in all, some of them going to Haslam, the secretary of state and the district attorney's office in Nashville. Officials said four of the letters contained white power and made explicit death threats against public officials like "I will kill you" and "Here is some anthrax."

Frady has pleaded not guilty.


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