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Texas man pleads guilty to sending threatening messages to a Maryland doctor who advocated for the COVID vaccine

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Posted at 6:45 PM, Feb 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-07 18:45:10-05

BALTIMORE — A Texas man pleaded guilty on Monday to sending threatening messages to a Maryland doctor who publicly advocated for the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to his plea agreement, 51-year-old Scott Eli Harris sent a threatening message which included violent statements including “Never going to take your wonder drug. My 12 gauge promises I won’t .… I can’t wait for the shooting to start.”

The message also referenced the doctor’s Asian-American race and national origin.

Harris faces a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison.