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Washington Man Charged with Threatening to Kill Sen. Patty Murray

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A Washington state man was charged Tuesday with threatening to kill Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) because of her "yes" vote on health care reform legislation.

Prosecutors said Charles Alan Wilson, 64, left more than a dozen threatening messages at Murray's office after the measure passed the Senate March 21, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported.

"I want to .... kill you," Wilson said in one message, according to court documents.

"Kill the .... senator! Hang the .... senator! I hope somebody puts a .... bullet between your .... eyes," he said in another call.

His arrest came after an FBI agent called the suspect, posing as a representative from a group trying to get health care reform repealed. Wilson agreed to have that call recorded and agents compared it to the messages left for Murray.

He allegedly told the undercover agents that he regularly carries a gun and that he had a concealed weapons permit, Politico reported.

Wilson was charged with threatening a federal official. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison and fined as much as $250,000.

Read the full charges against Wilson here.

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