HOUSTON - A woman from Washington State has been sentenced after admitting to threatening a federal judge in Texas. SUGGESTED: Sen.
Ted Cruz threatened by Houston-area man in cryptic phone callAccording to the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of Texas, Elena Rose Markham, 34, pleaded guilty Wednesday to threatening to kill a U.S.
District Judge.Back in November 2021, court records claim a woman calling herself "Elena" left two voicemails on the judge's business line.
In the messages, Markham indicated she was "upset her federal lawsuit was dismissed and made several, irrational claims regarding judges who were afraid to deal with certain cases."At one point during the messages, Markham said, "What about a bullet in your head, maybe that’ll work." Additionally, prosecutors said Markham indicated she wasn't afraid and threatened to put liens on all federal judges and that judge, in particular, was "in her ‘war book’ and if she ever saw him in a tunnel, her 'team" would shoot him."SEE ALSO: Court officials say there's no way to contact murder suspect when he violates monitoring deviceDuring the hearing, a visiting U.S.