Congresswoman Diane Watson threatened
Suspect booked for felony terrorist threats
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A 42-year-old South Los Angeles man was jailed for allegedly making death threats against former Rep. Diane Watson.
Sheron Lamont Nelson was jailed at the sheriff's Century jail Friday afternoon and denied bail. He was arrested at his parole agent's office, according to the sheriff's department.
Nelson allegedly made a series of phone calls in which he threatened to kill Watson, who announced last year she would not seek re-election to the office she held since 2001. A search of Nelson's home did not turn up any weapons.
Nelson, who was on parole for an unrelated conviction for making terrorist threats, was booked for making felony terrorist threats and felony identity theft.
The Black Business Association (BBA) will hold its annual Salute to Black Women Business Conference and Awards Luncheon on March 31, at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
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Karen Bass is sworn-in during a special Los Angeles ceremony by former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Bass, Pelosi and Diane Watson—whose congressional seat the newly installed lawmaker won, enjoy a moment together.
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