North Dakota man convicted of threatening to kill senator



This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota man has been convicted of threatening the state's Democratic U.S. senator, Heidi Heitkamp.

Kevin Olson, of Fargo, is charged with having made a threatening communication. A jury found him guilty Friday after a four-day trial.

Authorities say the 56-year-old Olson sent an email to Heitkamp's office in December 2016 threatening to shoot her in the head. Court documents show that Olson admitted he sent the email but refused to answer questions about it. He told investigators that he owned firearms.

Sentencing for Olson will be held at a later date. He faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast