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Florida inmate accused of trying to mail mom letter threatening to kill people

When asked about the letter, deputies say Robert Girolamo refused to talk about it.
Credit: Pasco County Sheriff's Office

LAND O' LAKES, Fla. — Pasco County deputies say an inmate tried to mail his mom a letter with threats to kill people.

Robert Girolamo, Jr., 38, submitted the letter on Jan. 7 to a Court Service Deputy to be scanned before being sent through the U.S. Postal Service, according to the arrest affidavit. The deputy reportedly found several "concerning statements" while scanning the letter addressed to Girolamo's mother. 

The summarized statements, the arrested affidavit states, included Girolamo going to a woman's house to "take her out" before stealing a car and traveling out of Florida to a second person's house to "take her out." He then wrote in the letter "and then I'm taking myself out, I can't handle this life anymore," deputies say.

Deputies say they talked to both victims, who took the threats as an intent to kill them. Girolamo refused to comment when deputies discussed the letter with him and gave him his Miranda warnings, according to law enforcement.

He now faces two additional charges for written threats to kill or do bodily harm. He remains at the Land O' Lakes jail. 

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