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Man convicted of threatening Trump, prosecutor

Posted at 5:26 PM, Nov 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 17:26:15-05

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania man has been convicted of threatening President Donald Trump and a commonwealth district attorney last year.

Jurors deliberated for six hours Tuesday before convicting 28-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo on 11 of 12 federal counts. He also faces charges stemming from alleged crimes in several states while on the run for three months.

Authorities charged Christy with online threats in June 2018 to “put a bullet” in the heads of Trump and Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli and also threats of “lethal force” against police.

The Maple Shade, New Jersey native testified Monday that someone else wrote the threats. Jurors were told to disregard his testimony after he refused to answer questions from the prosecutor, who called Christy his “star witness” in recordings played for jurors.