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Woman threatens own lawyers and CPS caseworker


A 25-year-old Waco woman is facing a felony retaliation charge following a Tuesday night phone call to a local law firm. Brianna Koonsman already had terroristic threat charges filed against her, but now charges have become more severe.

According to the affidavit, Koonsman had made two previous threats in late October and mid-November which caused an upgrade in charges. Koonsman was going through court proceedings for child custody.

She left threatening voicemails for the CPS caseworker and several threatening voicemails to attorney Carmen Smith. Authorities asked Koonsman about the voicemails, and she admitted to her actions. Koonsman was then charged with two counts of Terroristic Threat, and she turned herself in on November 11.

Dissatisfied with Smith's role in the case, Koonsman left her attorney with three more voicemails on December 18.

In the voicemails, Koonsman identifies herself and says, "I'm coming up there with a gun to blow your head off."

Waco police arrested Koonsman at her home, and sent her to McLennan County Jail. She has posted the $10,000 bond, and has been released from jail.

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