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Plea deal offered in Sandy Hook harassment case

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BRIDGEPORT — A man accused of harassing the family of a Sandy Hook victim has been given an April deadline by a judge to accept a plea agreement or go to trial.

Matthew Mills is accused of approaching a younger sister of slain Sandy Hook teacher Victoria Soto and angrily claiming the tragedy never took place.

Soto was killed along with five other educators and 20 children by a gunman inside the elementary school building on Dec. 14, 2012.

Mills did not appear for the hearing Friday in Bridgeport. He is charged with interfering with police and breach of peace for his actions at a road race honoring Soto.

Prosecutors have offered Mills a suspended sentence with probation. He would also have to stay away from the Soto family.