Miami nurse pleads guilty to threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris – By Phil Helsel (NBC News) / Sept 14 2021
Niviane Petit Phelps, 39, sent videos to her incarcerated husband in which she said she would kill the vice president.
A Miami-area nurse pleaded guilty to threatening to kill Vice President Kamala Harris in videos sent to her imprisoned husband earlier this year, officials said.
Niviane Petit Phelps, 39, who pleaded guilty Friday to six counts, faces up to five years in prison, prosecutors said. Sentencing is set for Nov. 19.
In February, Phelps sent her incarcerated husband six 30-second videos in which she threatened to kill Harris and claimed that she had been paid $53,000 and was “the hit man,” officials said. She also sent a photo of her with a handgun at a gun range and applied for a concealed firearm permit.
Her attorney, Scott Saul, said Tuesday that Phelps was going through a tumultuous time in her life and just venting and that she never had any intent to carry out any threats.