Updated: Man who threatened Kaine died after being held in jail
A 54-year-old man who threatened
Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) former Gov. Tim Kaine (D) died after being held in the Richmond City Jail, Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. announced Monday.
Grant R. Sleeper, 54, was pronounced dead Saturday night at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Woody said in a statement
Arlington County police had arrested Sleeper June 14 on an outstanding warrant from the Virginia Capitol Police. He was transferred to Richmond Jail on June 16.
Two days later, because of a preexisting medical condition, he was transported to the VCU Medical Center for treatment, according to Woody. He was pronounced dead Saturday at 7:18 p.m.
Details of the threat to the governor were unavailable. Calls to the Virginia Capitol Police were not returned. McDonnell spokeswoman Stacey Johnson declined to comment.
The Richmond Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy later this week. The Richmond Sheriff's Office and the Richmond Police Department are investigating.
Update, 6 p.m.: It turns out the warrant was actually from Sept. 24 before McDonnell was in office. Capt. Raymond Goodloe of the Capitol Police said Sleeper's long, rambling letter threatens Kaine and his daughter, Annella. The letter also mentioned former President Bush and Vice President Cheney, but Goodloe said it was unclear what exactly Sleeper was angry about.
June 28, 2010; 5:22 PM ET
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