Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Maria Terry, Who Threatened to Bomb Planned Parenthood, Pleads Guilty

Posted By on Tue, Apr 9, 2019 at 3:16 PM

Maria Terry, 47, has terrorized Planned Parenthood over the years. - ST. LOUIS POLICE
  • Maria Terry, 47, has terrorized Planned Parenthood over the years.

A south St. Louis woman has pleaded guilty to a federal charge after threatening to bomb Planned Parenthood facilities. 

In November 2018, now 47-year-old Maria Terry tweeted a threat at the Planned Parenthood Action Fund: "I'm gonna blow Up ALL YOUR FACILITIES AND CUT THE EYES OUT OF YOUR DOULAS."

The Boulevard Heights woman has a long history of terrorizing Planned Parenthood, including throwing rocks through the windows of a South Grand Avenue location in 2015. She pleaded guilty in March 2017 to property damage and resisting arrest, and her three-year prison sentence was suspended provided she follow a number of conditions, including submitting to mental health monitoring.

She was still on probation when she tweeted threats from her account, @VVunderVVoman, which has since been suspended by Twitter.

Terry pleaded guilty today to violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act and transmitting threatening communication over the internet.

"Today’s guilty plea is an important one," U.S. Attorney Jeff Jensen said in a news release. "The Department of Justice takes violations of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act extremely seriously."

Terry is scheduled to be sentenced on July 3. She faces a maximum prison sentence of five years for transmitting a threatening communication and a maximum of one year for violating the FACE Act.

A state court judge had previously granted Planned Parenthood a restraining order against Terry. She is scheduled for a state court hearing on Thursday for violating her probation.

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