AP: Woman Admits To Mailing Threatening Stick Figures From Idaho Prison

Posted by George Prentice on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 9:01 AM

A Washington woman who was released from the Idaho Women's Correctional Center in Pocatello in September after serving time for a 2007 grand theft conviction may be heading back to prison.

In September, we reported that 54-year-old Linda Lakes had mailed at least five letters from prison that contained threats to injure and/or kill a man thought to be her abuser. FBI agents discovered a drawing depicting a battered stick figure alongside the phrases "No Tears," "No Hiding" and "No More You."

"One stick figure appeared to be lying down with his face smashed. The baseball bat was lying nearby with damage that appeared to be consistent with its use on the first stick figure. The second stick figure appeared to be walking away with a smile," wrote FBI agent Kyle Wright in a court document obtained by the Associated Press.

The AP reports that Lakes pleaded guilty to a felony that carries a sentence up to five years in prison and fines. Her sentencing is scheduled for February 2013.

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