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St. Paul man with 'hit list' gets 6 years for aggravated stalking

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A St. Paul man was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to three counts of three counts of aggravated stalking related to his ex-wife, a former girlfriend and a church pastor, the Pioneer Press reports.

Michael John Mangan, 43, pleaded guilty to the charges in May. But while Mangan's attorney said his client expressed "sincere remorse" for his crimes, Ramsey County District Judge Rosanne Nathanson followed the prosecution's lead and sentenced the man to double the term recommended by state guidelines, the newspaper says.

The Star Tribune said Mangan was arrested in October with a "hit list," a double-edged boot knife, a loaded gun and more than 200 rounds of ammunition.

According to a criminal complaint, Mangan allegedly told his brother-in-law of his plans to drive to the homes of his victims and kill them and escape in a different vehicle. He also allegedly said he would kill any police officers who tried to stop him, the complaint said.

The brother-in-law also claims to have seen papers that diagrammed the ex-wife’s apartment complex and workplace, the complaint said.

Mangan, a Marine, reportedly terrorized his ex-wife and her supporters from the time of their divorce in December 2011 to his arrest last fall, the Star Tribune says. The ex-couple have four children.

Assistant Ramsey County attorney Sarah Cory says Mangan's actions "went well beyond stalking somebody. He prepared himself to destroy his ex-wife’s life."

As part of his plea deal, eight other counts of stalking and terroristic threats were ­dismissed in the case.

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