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Pleas postponed in Wis. death threats case


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A plea hearing for a woman accused of emailing death threats to Republican legislators after they passed sweeping restrictions on public workers' union rights has been postponed.

Twenty-seven-year-old Katherine Windels of Cross Plains was charged in April with sending emails to Republican state senators in March warning them that they would be shot in the head and bombs had been planted around their homes and cars.

Windels was scheduled to appear in Dane County Circuit Court for a plea hearing Thursday afternoon.

But online court records indicate her attorney called in on Wednesday and said he wouldn't be available for the hearing because of a conflict. The proceeding was postponed and hasn't been rescheduled yet.

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