Man sentenced for terroristic threats, stalking

Christopher Hecker
Christopher Hecker

A man will spend at least 12 years behind bars after sentencing last week.

A jury found Christopher Hecker, 44, guilty of 11 counts each of making terroristic threats and harassment and a stalking charge after a trial before Judge Jonathan D. Grine in April.

Grine sentenced Hecker to 12 to 24 years in state prison for the offenses Friday. He was also sentenced for sending a letter from Centre County Correctional Facility after trial to his ex-wife, a PFA violation.

Hecker was arrested by Penn State police last year, accused of leaving threatening emails and voicemails to his ex-wife at her Penn State office.