TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A Topeka mother has pleaded guilty to threatening staff at the Kansas jail where her son killed himself more than a decade ago.The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that 58-year-old Cathy Lynn Thomas admitted Friday to a reduced charge of making a threat to commit violence. The prosecution and defense agreed to ask for supervised probation at her May 1 sentencing. The prosecution said corrections staff wanted Thomas to receive a mental health evaluation and help.Security was beefed up last month at the Shawnee County Jail after Thomas called to say the jail had “brutally murdered” her son and that she was headed there with a rifle. Thomas’s son, Anthony Stapleton, was 28 in 2002 when he used a bedsheet to hang himself at the jail. She sued unsuccessfully.

 

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