Sandra Bachman, 58, of Batavia, Ohio, is accused of leaving threatening voicemails for Rep. Cynthia Johnson and Rep. Sarah Anthony.
In a May 2021 message to Anthony, Bachman is accused of saying, “(You) need to cancel that bill against the vets, you little traitor, and, um, you won’t see the bullet coming, let me tell you that. So, stop this s--- and you’re fired. We’ll be coming to Michigan soon to remove you from your post.”
Here’s what Bachman is accused of saying in a June 2021 voicemail to Johnson:
“Well, baby-doll, (racial slur), we are going to get you. You will die. You are one of the worst offenders. We actually have a tier too, in like points for how much you are worth once we kill you. You’re going to die and I’m happy about it. The whole world will be rejoicing, just know that. Sleep well.”
Michigan State Police investigated the threats before submitting their findings to Attorney General Dana Nessel.
Bachman has been charged with one count of false report or threat of terrorism, one count of ethnic intimidation and two counts of malicious use of telecommunications services. The first charge is a 20-year felony, the second is a two-year felony and the final two are six-month misdemeanors.
“This rise in threats against elected officials will not be tolerated,” Nessel said. “Those who think hiding behind a phone or keyboard will prevent them from facing criminal charges are severely mistaken. I appreciate the work done across state lines to bring accountability in this case.”
Bachman is scheduled to be arraigned at 8:15 a.m. March 31.