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‘Chinese Zodiac Killer’ revealed to be school bus driver with multiple guns, messages for the FBI at home

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  • Jesse Bartlett, 45, of LaFargeville, New York, was arrested and charged with mailing threatening letters on May 19.
  • Bartlett allegedly sent such letters to multiple locations in the Northeast, targeting private businesses, houses of worship, media outlets and government offices, including the White House.
  • At a detention hearing on Tuesday, a federal prosecutor said investigators found five rifles, two shotguns and a high-capacity magazine in Bartlett’s home.
  • Investigators also allegedly found messages for the FBI on Bartlett’s walls, but the details of their contents have not been disclosed.
  • Bartlett is currently being held at the Albany County Jail while awaiting psychiatric evaluation.
  • If convicted, he will face a maximum sentence of five years in prison, up to $250,000 in fines and up to three years of supervised release.

A New York man accused of mailing threatening letters that identified their sender as the “Chinese Zodiac Killer” is a school bus driver who owns multiple firearms, according to prosecutors.

Jesse Bartlett, 45, was arrested and charged on May 19 for sending the letters to multiple locations across the Northeast, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Vermont and the District of Columbia. Recipients were private businesses, houses of worship, media outlets and government offices, including the White House.

‘Chinese Zodiac Killer’ who claimed to eat his victims is arrested by the FBI

  • Jesse Bartlett, 46, is accused of sending threatening letters in which he claimed to eat the flesh of people he murdered.
  • The letters, attributed to a “Chinese Zodiac Killer,” were sent to private businesses, houses of worship, media outlets and government offices – including the White House – in northeastern states.
  • The alias Chinese Zodiac Killer appears to be a reference to the infamous Zodiac Killer, who also sent threatening letters but was confirmed to have murdered at least five people in Northern California in the 1960s.
  • Bartlett has been charged with mailing threatening letters and faces up to five years in prison, up to $250,000 in fines and up to three years of supervised release.

A man who allegedly sent threatening letters in which he claimed to eat people he murdered has been arrested and charged by the FBI on Thursday.

Jesse Bartlett, 46, is accused of sending such letters to private businesses, houses of worship, media outlets and government offices in northeastern states, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Vermont and the District of Columbia.