ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Baltimore man has been sentenced to five years probation for threatening the wife of a jailed neo-Nazi leader in Roanoke.

Defense attorney Jim Crawford said Wednesday that Timothy Bland, 46, is bipolar, and that he was intoxicated and delusional when he phoned Meghan White two days after Bill White’s trial.

The Roanoke Times reports that Bland, a follower of Bill White’s racist online rants, had been called as a prosecution witness to testify he was willing to act on White’s threats. He never testified, but Crawford said Bland feared retribution.

Prosecutors say Bland called Meghan White and threatened to kill her and her infant daughter.

White is serving a 2½-year sentence for threatening a university administrator and intimidating a group of apartment-complex residents.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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