Nivian Phelps, an African-American woman from Miami, pleaded guilty to making death threats against U.S. Vice-President Kamala Harris. It was reported by CNN on Wednesday, September 15.
At a hearing in U.S. District Court, the woman confirmed that she had sent her husband, who is serving a prison sentence, videos and pictures of herself threatening to kill Harris. In addition, Phelps admitted that she allegedly took $53,000 from an unknown client to attack the vice president 50 days after the videos were recorded.
The woman’s defense notes that Phelps was simply “blowing off steam” because she was going through a bad time, but she did not intend to carry out her threats.
Phelps is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 19. She faces up to five years in prison.
The suspect was apprehended April 17. The woman questioned Harris’ racial identity, who is a dark-skinned American of Jamaican-Indian descent.
At the time, it was reported that in addition to threats, Phelps, 39, expressed hatred for U.S. leader Joe Biden.
The mother of the detainee hoped that all charges against her daughter would be dropped, as she was ill and was not aware of her actions.