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LA man jailed for threatening Calif. lawmaker

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said South Los Angeles parolee Sheron Nelson, seen here in a booking photo provided by the sheriff's department, was arrested Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, in connection with a series of recent phone calls threatening to kill retired U.S. Congresswoman Diane Watson. He was booked on suspicion of making felony terrorist threats and identity theft. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department)

January 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A South Los Angeles man was jailed for making threatening phone calls to retired U.S. Rep. Diane Watson (D-California).

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said 42-year-old Sheron Nelson threatened to kill Watson in a series of phone calls.

Deputies searched nelson's home and found the phone used to make the calls, along with stolen electronics. No weapons were found.

Nelson was on parole for unrelated terrorist threats conviction, and he is not eligible for bail.

He was booked for making felony terrorist threats and felony identity theft.


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