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Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Conn. Governor



    Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Conn. Governor
    State police arrested Ronald Harger, who is accused of threatening the governor.

    State police have arrested a man who is accused of sending a card to Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy with a threat to kill kill him if the governor did not support mental heath.

    Police said Ronald Harger, 61, a resident of a group home for people with special needs sent the governor a Christmas card with a threat in April.

    The suspicious letter arrived at the governor's office on April 29 and state police were called to investigate.

    The Christmas card was torn and had the message "Of the order of Satan SUPPORT MENTAL HEALTH OR I WILL KILL YOU to Foolish Crimminal Governor ...," according to state police. 

    A latent fingerprint over the "e" in mental health led police to identiy Harger, who is committed to the State Department of Mental Heath, as a suspect. 

    When police interviewed Harger, he agreed it was wrong to send a letter threatening to harm or kill anyone, according to court documents.    

    Harger told police he has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder.

    He has been charged with first-degree harassment and breach of peace.

    He was not able to post bond and was transported to the lockup facility at Hartford Superior Court at 9:08 a.m., according to state police.

    He appeared in court on Thursday.