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Plea Deal Accepted In Death Threat Case

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By: KKTV

The woman accused of making a death threat towards a school superintendent appeared in court Thursday to accept a plea deal.

Helen Cordova, 65, allegedly made a phone call to the secretary of a Trinidad school last month, threatening controversial superintendent Dr. Manuel Rodriguez. You can read more about Rodriguez here.

"Your superintendent is being watched at all times. He is really being watched and is going to get shot," Cordova reportedly said, then hung up without telling the secretary who she was.

With the help of a phone company, police were able to trace the call to Cordova, who is married to a school district employee.

In court Thursday, Cordova entered a guilty plea to one count of interference with a school employee. As part of that plea deal, the judge dropped the menacing charges and harassment by phone.

Cordova will return to court in July for sentencing.


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