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WASHINGTON — A Washington appeals court vacated the eight-year sentence of a man accused of threatening a public official and obstructing justice because his attorney testified against his own client, stating the defendant had said, in the courthouse hallway during his contempt trial, “Fuck that bitch. I’ll shoot that bitch” of the assistant attorney general who prosecuted his case. That statement was protected by attorney-client privilege and should not have been used to procure his sentence.