Woman Arrested In Alleged Threat Of FBI Agent

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A woman convicted of threatening to bomb a plane in 1991 was back in federal custody Tuesday for allegedly threatening to kill and “slowly cut skin off ” the FBI agent who arrested her 20 years ago.

According to a criminal complaint, Kim Rolene Hutterer, 47, has been threatening FBI Special Agent Dean Scheidler for years — starting with a threat she carved into her jail cell wall two decades ago.

She was charged Monday with mailing threatening communications. The complaint says that in October, Hutterer sent the FBI office in Minneapolis an 11-page, handwritten letter — with five additional pages of drawings — threatening to injure and kill Scheidler and others.

Among other things, the letter said Hutterer was going to “get even” with the FBI agent, and threatened to “cut his eyelids off” and break his fingers.

“I will never leave Dean Scheidler alone until I kill him,” the letter said. In the letter, which was submitted as evidence in the case, Hutterer also threatened to kill others, including judges and Vice President Joe Biden. In the letter, Hutterer also said she had plans to kill former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty “while he is running for president.”

The letter was sent from the Carver County jail, where Hutterer was being held on charges of making terroristic threats and stalking. She pleaded guilty last Friday to one count of making terroristic threats and was sentenced to 15 months in prison — but that sentence was stayed and she was released under certain conditions.

After her release she began calling Scheidler, leaving messages indicating she knew personal information about him, the complaint said. On Saturday, she sent him a text message saying “try to find me before i find you to have some fun with you.”

And on Sunday, the complaint said, she sent a series of messages threatening to damage a federal building.

In addition to threatening Scheidler and his family, Hutterer has also threatened to kidnap a child for ransom, the complaint said.

FBI spokesman Steve Warfield said the agency is taking the threats seriously.

Hutterer was arrested Monday. Her first appearance is scheduled for Wednesday, and an assistant federal defender has been appointed to represent her. The attorney did not immediately return a message seeking comment. The attorney who represented her on state charges also did not return a message left after business hours Tuesday.

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