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Daughter of Spokane County prosecutor charged with death, bomb threats

SPOKANE, Wash. - The daughter of a Spokane County prosecutor has been charged with threatening to bomb and kill her co-workers at a Spokane daycare.

Taylor Cipolla, 29, the daughter of Spokane County Deputy Prosecutor Mark Cipolla, pleaded not guilty to the charges on Monday.

According to court documents, Colleen Condon, the owner of Lilac City Learning Center on E. Cozza St., called police last week after hearing that Cipolla had made threats against other employees.

One of those employees stated that Cipolla told her, "If I get fired, I would come back and shoot people, starting with the new girls and burn the building down."

The same employee said Cipolla described in detail how she would kill four other employees.

One way was, "shooting a need into her (an employee's) leg so she 'overdosed,'" and another was, "putting 'snake venom' on her (an employee's) cat's claws so her cat would scratch her."

Condon said she was afraid to fire Cipolla for fear of her actually following through with her threats. Cipolla has denied making those threats.

She has been released on bond and will be back in court on Feb. 6.


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