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Bangor woman charged with threatening Sen. Susan Collins ordered back to Maine

Katrina Preble, 56, allegedly left voicemails in which she said she would kill Collins by shooting or beheading her

BANGOR, Maine — A woman from Bangor arrested last November after allegedly leaving threatening voicemails at U.S. Sen. Susan Collins' offices was back in federal court Monday.

Katrina Preble, 56, allegedly left voicemails at Collins' offices in Bangor and Washington, D.C. According to court documents, in one of several threats, she threatened to kill Collins, saying, “I’m going to shoot you in the [expletive] face, Susan."

Preble told police Collins had threatened her life and that she had a right to protect herself, according to documents.

Monday's hearing, held via Zoom, was scheduled to review the results of Preble's competency evaluation, which was requested in November.

Defense Attorney Scott Hess told the judge that Preble wanted an in-person hearing to be scheduled to discuss the results of her competency evaluation.

Judge John Nivison agreed to arrange for Preble to be returned to Maine from Texas where she is being held.

The hearing has not yet been scheduled.