Man who claimed to be ‘Chinese zodiac killer’ arrested after sending threatening letters


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LAFARGEVILLE — A LaFargeville man was arrested and charged on Thursday after allegedly sending threatening letters in the mail. A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court, Albany, alleges that Jesse S. Bartlett, 46, claimed to be the “Chinese zodiac killer” and mailed threatening letters to news outlets, government offices, houses of worship and private businesses throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington D.C. In the letters Bartlett is accused of sending, he claimed he had killed people and ate their flesh, and that he intended to kill more people. The federal mailing threatening communications...