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Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Man Gets 11.5 Years in Prison for Threatening Matt Stone and Trey Parker

No, we haven't switched formats to become a real life Bob Loblaw's Law Blog; there is just a lot of courtroom-related comedy news. (Though, sadly nothing new about Night Court). So, after the 2010 South Park episode in which Muhammad came to town in a bear costume, Jesse Curtis Morton began to threaten the show's creators on the website Revolution Muslim. This included a message that insinuated that Trey Parker and Matt Stone "will probably wind up like Theo Van Gogh." In 2004, an Islamic militant murdered Van Gogh after he made a film that focused on the abuse of Muslim women. This morning Morton pleaded guilt to conspiracy, communicating threats, and using the Internet to intimidate. He was sentenced to 11 1/2 years in prison. Watch clips from the Muhammad guest starring episode below. 

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