EX-POSTAL WORKER ADMITS FAKE-BOMB ROLE.Byline: Daily News
A former postal worker A postal worker is one who works for a post office, such as a mail carrier. In the U.S., postal workers are represented by the National Postal Mail Handlers Union - NPMHU and the American Postal Workers Union, part of the AFL-CIO. tried three times for his wife's 1994 slaying was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison after admitting to planting a fake bomb at a Lancaster post office and threatening a supervisor.
Jeffrey Dale Peitz, 47, of Quartz Hill pleaded guilty to threatening to use a weapon of mass destruction weapon of mass destruction (WMD)
Weapon with the capacity to inflict death and destruction indiscriminately and on a massive scale. The term has been in currency since at least 1937, when it was used to describe massed formations of bomber aircraft. and making a criminal threat Friday before his trial started in Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. Superior Court, prosecutors said.
Peitz was accused of placing at the Lancaster post office on 20th Street West six fake bombs between December 2000 and last Feb. 12. The packages were filled with carved-up soap and detergent and contained threats against postal workers and President George W. Bush.
Peitz had been convicted in February 2001 of obstruction of mail and placed on probation, officials said. A Postal Service postal service, arrangements made by a government for the transmission of letters, packages, and periodicals, and for related services. Early courier systems for government use were organized in the Persian Empire under Cyrus, in the Roman Empire, and in medieval document indicates he resigned in 2000 while under investigation for mail theft.
In 1994, Peitz was charged but not convicted of murdering his wife, who was shot to death while watching television in their Palmdale home. Each of three trials ended in deadlocked dead·lock
1. A standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces or factions.
2. Sports A tied score.