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Augusta man pleads guilty to making terroristic threats

Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 6:07 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 12:07 AM
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An Augusta man who told police they would be finding a woman in the morgue pleaded guilty Monday to making terroristic threats.

Charles E. Palmer Jr., 39, told the judge he was upset Aug. 16 because he believed the woman had set him up for a robbery in which he was shot.

Assistant District Attorney Sam Nicholson told the judge that Palmer was swinging a pocket knife at the woman in the 800 block of Laney-Walker Boulevard before his threat to kill her.

Richmond County Super­ior Court Judge Michael N. Annis sentenced Palmer, who has been jail since his Aug. 16 arrest, to five years of probation.

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