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Woman accused of threatening to kill estranged husband's son

SOUTH UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A Connellsville woman is accused of threatening to kill her estranged husband’s son in a series of text and Facebook messages.

Police arrested Dawn Porter, 34, and on charges of terroristic threats and harassment.

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According to court paperwork, the alleged pictures and messages were extremely graphic.

Porter sent her estranged husband a message with a picture of a fan stating she was going to strangle the boy using a cord and a ceiling fan, according to the criminal complaint.

She never actually choked or harmed the child.


She also threatened to leave the child in an abandoned area and claim his father was responsible for it, police said.

Police also accused Porter of threatening to stab a woman at a talent show.

Porter’s preliminary hearing scheduled for Wednesday was continued.

A new date has not yet been set.