Woman sentenced in UIC threats

September 23, 2008 4:53:39 PM PDT
A west suburban woman has been sentenced to five years' probation for sending threatening e-mails at University of Illinois-Chicago.Mahtab Shirani of Wheaton was a senior at UIC. Prosecutors say she sent anonymous e-mails to university administrators one day after the shooting rampage at Northern Illinois University.

Investigators say she threatened to repeat the massacre that claimed five lives last February.

Shirani will also serve five months of home confinement with electronic monitoring and pay more than $21,000 in restitution.