A 59-year-old man accused of making threats to plant bombs at the finish line of the Salt lake City Marathon less than a week after the Boston Marathon bombing was sentenced to probation Friday.
George Hodgson Zinn was originally charged in 3rd District Court with one count of making terrorist threats, a second-degree felony, after he sent an email on April 19 to SLC Marathon Marketing group "requesting to help place bombs" at the marathon's finish line.
Zinn accepted a plea deal in November, pleading guilty to an amended class A misdemeanor charge. On Friday, 3rd District Judge James Blanch opted to suspend a year of jail time and sentenced Zinn to 24 months probation. Blanch also ordered the man to undergo a mental health evaluation and receive treatment.