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Woman pleads not guilty to threatening senators



MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin woman charged with making death threats to Republican state lawmakers has pleaded not guilty to charges, but has been barred from the Capitol building and is to have no contact with those involved.


Twenty-six year old Katherine Windels entered the plea to two misdemeanor counts of making threats over a computer during an appearance in Dane County Circuit Court Thursday. She has also been charged with two felony counts of making bomb threats.

A criminal complaint alleges Windels threatened to shoot the senators and plant bombs around their houses and the Capitol because of their votes in favor of a bill curtailing collective bargaining rights for most state employees. A court commissioner set a signature bond on the condition that Windels doesn't use the Internet for anything other than work or school and doesn't visit the Capitol.

Windels' attorney did not immediately return calls requesting comment.

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