In­mate in­dicted in judge threat

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCAL BRIEFING - Com­piled from staff and wire re­ports

A 57-year-old fed­eral prison in­mate has been charged with threat­en­ing a fed­eral judge in San An­to­nio.

John W. Man­ning of Hous­ton is serv­ing a two-year sen­tence in a Beeville prison for theft. A fed­eral grand jury in San An­to­nio said in an in­dict­ment that Man­ning, an­gry with District Judge Or­lando Gar­cia, mailed a let­ter to him threat­en­ing to harm him af­ter Man­ning’s re­lease, which had been sched­uled for Thurs­day.

If con­victed, Man­ning could be sen­tenced to up to 10 years in prison.

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