2008-09-24 / Local & State

Pa. Man Sentenced To 33 Months For MySpace Threat

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man who posted a message on MySpace last year to "make the Virginia Tech incident look like a trip to an amusement park'' was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison.

Steven Voneida, a 24-year-old from the Harrisburg suburbs, was sentenced Wednesday for transmitting communication containing a threat to injure.

Prosecutors say he posted a poem on his MySpace page two days after the massacre on the Virginia Tech campus in which 32 people were killed.

Voneida's tribute to the shooter, Seung-Hui Cho, was headed "Virginia Tech Massacre: They got what they deserved.''

Voneida is a former Penn State- Harrisburg student.

A phone message Thursday seeking comment from Voneida's lawyer, Ari Weitzman, wasn't immediately returned.

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