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Michael Silvoy makes death threat over inheritance, police say

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:00:18 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 28 2013 03:52:22 PM CST
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -

A man was arrested after making a phone threat to kill his stepmother and his uncle over an inheritance, officials said.

Michael A. Silvoy was taken into custody after he told police "I am a man of my word" when he was being questioned about the threat he made to Rosanne Silvoy and Andrew Silvoy around 11 p.m. Saturday, officials said.

Andrew Silvoy told police Michael was upset and angry because Michael's father, who died on Friday, left his house at 209 East 5th St., Bethlehem, to his stepmother, Rosanne Silvoy, and not to him, officials said.

Andrew Silvoy was in Rosanne Silvoy's home when Michael Silvoy called and said he was on his way over to kill them, and he allowed Rosanne to hear the conversation by putting Michael on speaker phone.

When police went to Michael Silvoy's home at 1432 Hottle Ave., Bethlehem, an officer suggested to him that sometimes things are said over the Internet or during a phone call that people would not say face to face, officials said.

But Silvoy replied, "I'm a man of my word, and if I say I'm going to do something, I'm going to do it," officials said.

Michael Silvoy, 31, was arraigned early Sunday morning on charges of making terroristic threats and harassment and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $150,00 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 11 a.m. Feb. 7.