Inmate gets federal prison sentence for threatening judge, framing another prisoner

Inmate gets federal prison sentence for threatening judge, framing another prisoner

(As originally published with additional photos, Mon, January 15th 2024; previous article here)

ORLANDO, Fla. (TND) — A Florida inmate who threatened a judge and tried to pin it on a fellow prisoner is getting out — to serve a new sentence in federal prison.

In May 2021, Jeziah Guagno had been serving time in the Santa Rosa Correctional Institution in the panhandle when, according to the feds, a federal judge got a letter that “included violent threats to murder the judge and his wife.”

It was supposedly written by M.S., who denied making the threats, but Guagno was also serving time, and an FBI analysis found “Guagno’s DNA was on the envelope and his palmprint was on the letter.”

Also, handwriting samples matched, and the targeted judge “had previously dismissed a civil case filed by Guagno.”

Guagno, 24, pleaded guilty in October and could’ve been sentenced to 10 years.

Inmate gets federal prison sentence for threatening judge, framing another prisoner
The FBI proved Jeziah “Guagno’s DNA was on the envelope and his palmprint was on the letter,” April 27 (left) and May 18, 2022. (Santa Rosa Co. Sheriff’s Office | Fla. Dept. of Corrections)

Instead, he’ll be serving an extra 37 months behind bars in federal prison for mailing the threatening communication.

His original sentence was for robbery with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault, and battery in 2016 in Palm Beach County.

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