The woman who threatened the vice president of the United States with murder pleaded guilty

Niviane Phelps could face up to five years in prison.


African-American Niviane Phelps, who lives in Miami, pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of making death threats against U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris. This was reported by CNN with reference to the U.S. Department of Justice.


During a hearing in the district court in Florida, Phelps confirmed that in February, she sent her husband, who is serving a prison sentence, videos, and photos that contained relevant threats. According to the Ministry of Justice, the suspect said that she took $53 thousand to carry out the attack on Harris within 50 days after the video was filmed.


According to prosecutors, two days after sending the video, the woman applied for a permit to carry a concealed firearm.


Phelps is scheduled to be sentenced on November 19. She could face up to five years in prison.


Phelps was placed in custody on April 17. The U.S. Secret Service, acting as a party to the prosecution, reported in April that the woman in the video “declared hatred against President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.” “In these videos, Phelps also voiced statements about the murder of Vice President Harris.” NBC clarified that the reason for such actions on the part of Phelps was that the woman doubted the racial identity of Harris, who is a black American of Jamaican-Indian origin. Phelps’ mother notes that her daughter is ill and does not control her actions, in connection with which the charges should be dropped.

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Author: Oleg Ceban
Graduated from University of Oxford. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the world news section in the Free News editors.
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