A Virginia man has been sentenced to nearly three-and-a-half years in prison for using a computer and cell phone to send threatening messages to Nebraskans, including death threats.
37-year-old Richard Killebrew of Newport News, Virginia has been convicted of cyber stalking. Killebrew will be placed under three years of supervised release after he serves his prison sentence.
An investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Omaha Police Department last year determined Killebrew repeatedly used a computer and cell phone to send threatening messages to victims in Nebraska and elsewhere. In March of last year, Killebrew sent a text message containing death threats to a victim in Nebraska. Between March and July, Killebrew posted numerous death threats to Nebraskans on an internet blog.
Police arrested Killebrew in Newport News to face the charge of Cyber Stalking in federal court in Nebraska.