Upper Marlboro Woman Pleads Guilty to Mailing Threatening Letters

GREENBELT, Md. (Oct. 27, 2009) - Lakeisha Jones, age 31, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, pleaded guilty on Oct. 16 to sending threats through the mail, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.

According to the plea agreement, around February 21, 2008, Jones sent a package through the U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail directed to the victim and the victim’s child, which contained a dead mouse and a threatening letter entitled “Black Curse” and “Voodoo Spell” describing physical harm to be inflicted by Jones upon the victim, the victim’s mother and the victim’s child. On about March 7, 2008, Jones mailed a package to another individual, which contained a dead mouse and a letter describing lewd sexual acts to be performed on the victim’s child, and also described the dismemberment of the victim’s child. The communication also contained hand-drawn depictions of the child being shot.

Jones faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison on each of the two counts. U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow has scheduled sentencing for February 21, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for its investigative work. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorneys Gina L. Simms and Stacy Dawson Belf, who are prosecuting the case.

Source: U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland

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