A National Guardsman has been sentenced in federal court for threatening to kill Vice President Mike Pence prior to his appearance last fall at a September 11 memorial service in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
U.S. District Judge Kim Gibson on Friday sentenced William Dunbar, 23, to six months in prison to be followed by six months of home confinement and three years of federal probation, according to court reporters.
“Bill is obviously very remorseful,” defense attorney Matthew Zatko told the newspaper following Friday’s sentencing hearing in Johnstown federal court. “It was very telling when he told the court that his whole life he dreamed of being a soldier and the most difficult thing about this is he won’t be able to wear a military uniform again.”
Dunbar pleaded guilty in December to making threats against Mr. Pence prior to his address at an annual memorial service in Shanksville, southeast of Pittsburgh, held in observance of the Flight 93 crash on Sept. 11, 2011.
Credit: Washington Times