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.