Details of the threats against the McClain County sheriff's deputy and Fallin's unnamed child are scarce in the affidavit.
“Helling wanted to kill Gov. Mary Fallin's child so that she would be in the same position that he is now,” Dean wrote.
“Helling believed by doing this he would then get the attention he believed his case deserved.”
Fallin aware of threats
Capt. George Brown, a spokesman for the state Department of Public Safety, said Fallin's office is aware of Helling's threats.
The governor has two children from a prior marriage. Her husband, Oklahoma City attorney Wade Christensen, had four children of his own before marrying Fallin in 2009.
Brown would not say how many times Fallin or her family members' lives have been threatened since she took office in 2011.
“For security reasons, we may not comment on how frequently these type incidents occur,” Brown said in a written statement.
“I can, however, tell you any occurrence which may constitute a threat or possible threat to the governor, lieutenant governor or their family members, will be considered serious and may be investigated by the proper authorities to determine if any criminal charges are warranted.”
Attempts to reach Hewitt for comment on this story were not successful.