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Man accused of threatening to rape, kill lawmaker faces trial

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Posted at 12:32 PM, Feb 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-05 14:35:43-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - A Tucson man accused of threatening to rape and kill U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff faces a federal trial next month.

According to court documents, Jan Peter Meister was indicted in October after leaving a threatening message on Schiff's voicemail Oct. 1.

Schiff, a Democrat who represents California in Congress, has served as an impeachment manager during President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

Meister was indicted Oct. 23.

His trial is set for 1:30 p.m. March 9 at U.S. District Court in Tucson.