MADISON (WAOW) – A central Wisconsin woman was placed on three years probation Thursday for threatening to kill a U.S. Administrative law judge, a prosecutor said.
Norma Prince, 51, of Wisconsin Rapids pleaded guilty to the charge in December, U.S. Attorney John Vaudreuil said.
Prince was convicted of threatening to kill Administrative Law Judge Thomas Sanzi during a Social Security disability benefits hearing Jan. 31, 2013, Vaudreuil said.
“Prince became upset and threatened to shoot Judge Sanzi and cut off his head,” Vaudreuil said in a statement.
Prince was in Wausau and the judge presided over the hearing via videoconference from Madison.
Prince's husband told investigators that she had purchased two .22-caliber rifles about one month prior to the hearing, the prosecutor said.
In placing Prince on probation for three years, U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman said her conduct was due to “mental health issues,” which can be controlled through medication and supervision, Vaudreuil said.