Man who confronted Newtown victim’s sister takes plea deal

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BRIDGEPORT — A New York City man accused of harassing relatives of a teacher killed in the Newtown school tragedy has been sentenced to two years of probation as part of a plea deal.

Matthew Mills pleaded guilty Monday under the Alford doctrine to interfering with police.

Under the plea, the 32-year-old Mills isn’t admitting guilt but acknowledges the state probably has enough evidence to convict him.

Mills was accused of approaching a sister of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Victoria Soto during a charity road race in November and angrily claiming the shootings never took place.

Soto was among six educators and 20 first-graders killed Dec. 14, 2012, in Connecticut.

The judge suspended a one-year prison sentence, imposed probation and ordered Mills to stay away from the Soto family.