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Monday August 3rd, 2015 4:43AM

Man sentenced after threat to eat judge's kids

By The Associated Press
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) A Georgia man who was found guilty but mentally ill after prosecutors say he threatened to kill and eat a judge's children has been sentenced to prison.

James Edward Satterfield, 59 on Thursday was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday, followed by two years of probation, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported (http://bit.ly/1hSz3Z9 ).

The threats involved Cobb County Superior Court Judge Reuben Green, who presided over Satterfield's divorce. The case ended in July 2012.

A prosecutor and police say Satterfield sent a letter to the judge's wife months later threatening to kill the judge's children and eat them.

A defense attorney didn't dispute that Satterfield wrote and mailed the letter, but he argued the man is delusional.

Satterfield's lawyer, a doctor and family members told the judge that he was not a real threat to the community.

"It was my opinion he was not responsible based on a delusional compulsion," Dr. Kevin Richards said.

The prosecutor asked the judge to sentence Satterfield to the maximum possible, 25 years in prison. But instead, Satterfield was sentenced to a total of 10 years, with eight to be spent behind bars.
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