Man who threatened Arizona congresswoman pleads guilty

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV/AP) - A man who called in death threats to U.S. Rep. Martha McSally has agreed to plead guilty in exchange for a probationary sentence.

According to Kelly Schibi, the communications director for McSally, the plea bargain is still pending.

Schibi said Martan faces a sentence of up to two years in prison followed by nine years of probation.

The Arizona Republic reported on Wednesday that 58-year-old Steve Martan of Tucson, Arizona, acknowledged in court that he left the threatening phone messages for the Republican congresswoman in early May.

Martan has also agreed to meet with the Arizona congresswoman before he is formally sentenced.

Court records say Martan made the May 2 and May 10 calls to vent frustrations with how McSally was voting.

We originally reported that Martan must undergo a mental health examination and perform 40 hours of community service as part of the agreement.

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