Missouri inmate pleads guilty to threatening Kansas City Wal-Mart

Thursday, June 26, 2008

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri inmate has pleaded guilty to making threats to lace food products with cyanide at a Kansas City Wal-Mart.

Hugh L. Riley Jr., an inmate at the Jefferson City Correctional Center, pleaded guilty in a federal court on Wednesday to mailing a threatening communication.

The letter to Wal-Mart asked for $200,000 to stop the contamination of food products.

A sentencing date has not been scheduled.

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