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Man pleads guilty to threatening governor’s son on Twitter

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Milwaukee man has pleaded guilty to threatening Gov. Scott Walker’s adult son on Twitter.

Online court records show Robert Peffer pleaded guilty Friday to four misdemeanor counts of using a computer to send threatening or obscene messages.

Judge Dennis Flynn sentenced him to 90 days in jail and ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine on the first count. He stayed 90-day jail stints on the other three counts in lieu of probation. The judge also banned Peffer from using social media for anything besides looking for work.

Over a span of six days in June 2014, Peffer sent 36 tweets threatening violence to Matthew Walker or making lewd sexual references about him and his family.

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