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.