Indiana Man Gets Probation for Mailing Fake Anthrax Threats

NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) _ A central Indiana man has been sentenced to four years of probation after admitting he sent police threatening letters containing a powder the letters claimed was anthrax.
A Henry County judge gave 51-year-old George Alan Kinser of New Castle a four-year suspended sentence Thursday after Kinser pleaded guilty to three counts of terrorist mischief.
The Star Press reports Kinser admitted under questioning from his attorney that he sent letters containing talcum power to three Henry County police officers' homes last April.
Kinser told his public defender, Jeffrey Galyen, he regrets sending those letters. The letters claimed the powder was anthrax, a bacteria that's particularly dangerous when inhaled.
Galyen said Kinser is living in a local homeless shelter, but efforts continue to have him placed in a group home.