Woman charged after threats at mosque reaches plea deal
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A woman accused of making threats outside a western Michigan mosque has reached a plea agreement to resolve the case.
The Grand Rapids Press reports that 34-year-old Kari Moss of Ada pleaded no contest Monday to making a false bomb threat, which carries a maximum sentence of four years in prison. She’s jailed on $500,000 bond ahead of sentencing, which is scheduled for Dec. 12.
A stiffer charge of making a false threat of terrorism was dismissed under the deal.
Her mother says she’s suffered from mental illness for many years.
Kentwood police say members of the At-Tawheed Islamic Center told investigators a woman was outside the mosque’s locked doors on Jan. 2 demanding money when she made the threat.
No weapons were found. No services were being held.
This story has been corrected to indicate that Moss’ age is 34, not 33.
Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, http://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids