Lawyer: Man accused of threats to kill senators has dementia

Lester Mason
October 21, 2018

In one of those messages, police said, Derisi referred to Kavanaugh as a sex offender and warned, "I'm gonna get you", according to the criminal complaint. Side of your f**king skull you scumbag motherf**ker, ' before signing off with, 'Yeah, Kavanaugh, I don't think so'. According to an Eventbrite page for the hex, the organizers say they plan to target the newly appointed justice as well as "all rapists and the patriarchy which emboldens, rewards and protects them".

Two of the threatening voicemails were left for a Senator on September 27, the same day that Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who came forward to accuse the now Supreme Court Justice of sexually assaulting her while they were teens, testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. "We know this story was scary to the people he called, but he's not a violent person, and I'm just going to continue to hope that he gets the help that he needs". In multiple cases, the caller is alleged to have known the senator's home address. If f***ing Kavanaugh gets in, he's dead f***ing meat! Actually, even if Kavanaugh doesn't get in, he's dead f-ing meat!

DeRisi allegedly called the home state offices of the senators and left "expletive-laced" threats, according to the federal complaint. 9 millimeter, side of the f**king head!'

In one voice message left for one of the Senators on October 6, DeRisi stated in part: "You better pray this guy don't get in..." A third message said simply, "Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock".

The complaint said DeRisi used a prepaid cellphone to make the calls from or around his home, CNBC reported, adding that DeRisi was identified through phone records, voice exemplars, and the debit card he used to buy the cellphone phone.

Ronald De Risi
Ronald De Risi

The feds say the Senator's office provided 10 voicemails.

"Representative democracy can not work if elected officials are threatened with death for simply doing their job", Richard Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of NY, said in a statement.

This was not the first time DeRisi had been arrested for threatening behavior. DeRisi was previously arrested for making threatening phone calls to another individual three years ago.

Derisi, then 67, who was said to have lived closest to the tower, was charged with two felony counts of tampering and criminal mischief, after having allegedly caused about $100,000 in damage by cutting the feeder cables.


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