Peter Robbins, a former child actor who provided the voice of Charlie Brown in the 1960’s television show Peanuts, was sentenced to nearly five years in prison for making criminal threats.

Former ‘Peanuts’ Child Star Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence

Robbins, 59, sent threatening letters to the manager of an Oceanside, Calif., mobile home park in which he lived. He also wrote to a number of members of the media offering to pay money to have San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore killed.

Robbins pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to four years and eight months in prison by William Chidsey Jr., a retired Los Angeles Superior Court judge who was brought to handle the case after San Diego judges recused themselves, owing to the fact that Robbins had also sent one of their colleagues a threatening message. This crime was omitted from the plea agreement, however.

Robbins reportedly suffers from bipolar disorder and paranoid schizophrenia and previously pleaded guilty to threatening a girlfriend and her plastic surgeon in 2013.

 

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