New York City resident Matthew Mills has been sentenced to two years probation for harassing the family of Sandy Hook shooting victim Victoria Soto.

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According to Talking Points Memo, Mills, a Sandy Hook “truther,” “pleaded guilty Monday under the Alford doctrine to interfering with police. Under the plea, the 32-year-old...isn’t admitting guilt but acknowledges the state probably has enough evidence to convict him.”

This light sentence comes as the result of a plea deal. The judge “suspended a one-year prison sentence,” which Mills would have served for harassing the late Soto’s sister. TPM reports that “Mills was accused of approaching a sister of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Victoria Soto during a charity race in November and angrily claiming the shootings never took place.”

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Twenty first-grade children and six teachers, including Soto, were slain on December 14, 2012 when 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot his way into the elementary school and opened fire. Soto was killed using her body to shield her students from the spray of bullets.


Image via AP.