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South China Man gets 90 Days for Shooting Threats
02/15/2013 10:58 AM ET  

A South China man has been sentenced to three months in jail for threatening to shoot his ex-wife and a judge.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Shawn Breton was sentenced this week after pleading guilty in Kennebec County Superior Court to a charge of terrorizing and domestic violence terrorizing.

Authorities say the 37-year-old Breton made the threats while he was leaving court in August after being denied a protection from abuse order against his ex-wife. He was overheard by a court security officer.

He was arrested a short time later at the courthouse but did not have a gun.

The Kennebec Journal reports that Breton's lawyer says his client was frustrated at Judge Beth Dobson's decision denying the protection order and was just "blowing off steam.''

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