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A 52-year-old Wasilla man was indicted by a federal grand jury in Anchorage “for using the telephone to make a threat to damage and destroy the building by means of an explosive,” following an FBI investigation into the incident, it was announced by US Atty. Karen L Loeffler on Thursday.
Court documents reveal that on or about November 6th, Robert Joseph Klima had left three threatening voicemail messages for Planned Parenthood, warning them that if they performed an abortion on another, unnamed, individual, that he would ““treat you just as a murderer who murdered my child.” He continued saying “I can guarantee you I know what to do.”
That first message was followed by a second, that advised Planned Parenthood to call him back to ““avoid any kind of unpleasantries” if they carried out the abortion.
In a third message, he warned the clinic to stay close the following day, saying “I got a message today and apparently there is an RPG trained on your position. I suggest not being open tomorrow.”
The FBI investigation also found that on the same day that he left the third message, he texted another person and said “I have absolutely no problem killing someone who killed my child,” “I can and will put a bullet right through their forehead and go ahead and have coffee afterwards,” and “I don’t even care if you call the police to try and stop me because it won’t be able to. I’m going to kill the person who murdered my child and that’s that.”
If convicted, Klima faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 under federal sentencing guidelines. While this is a maximum sentence, the federal judge in this case may impose a lesser sentence depending on Klima’s prior criminal history.
Online court records reveal that in 2014, Klima had violated the civil protective order for stalking that had been imposed less than three weeks prior. Klima was the subject of several other civil protective orders, some of which were denied.