EUGENE (AP) — An Oregon man who sent threatening messages to college professors has pleaded guilty to a federal charge.
The Register-Guard newspaper reports 29-year-old Zachary Moitoza entered the plea this week and will be sentenced in October.
The Eugene man studied at the University of Oregon from 2005 until 2007 and earned a degree. Last year, he sent hate e-mail to a UO professor in which he also claimed to have an assault rifle.
According to court records, an e-mail message read: “I could easily pick you off from hundreds of meters away. I’m coming for you.”
Moitoza also admitted sending similar messages to two professors at a California college he attended.
Moitoza told Judge Ann Aiken he is taking medication to help him deal with mental health issues.