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Not guilty plea made for woman in threat case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Not guilty pleas have been entered for a Wisconsin woman charged with making death threats to Republican state lawmakers.

Twenty-six-year-old Katherine Windels stood mute Thursday in Dane County Circuit Court. A court commissioner entered the pleas for her to two misdemeanor counts of making threats over a computer. She has also been charged with two felony counts of making bomb threats.

A criminal complaint alleges Windels threatened to shoot the senators and plant bombs around their houses and the Capitol because of their votes in favor of a bill curtailing collective bargaining rights for state employees. The commissioner set a signature bond on the condition that Windels doesn’t use the Internet for anything other than work or school and doesn’t visit the Capitol.

Windels’ attorney did not immediately return calls requesting comment.

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