Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Trial set for June for man charged with making Facebook threats to Kentucky governor


A trial date has been set for a Kentucky man charged with threatening to kill the state's governor, first lady and their family in a series of Facebook postings.
U.S. District Judge scheduled 22-year-old William Collin Bordt of Lexington to face a jury on June 5 in Lexington. Bordt has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Federal agents believe Bordt may have also posted threats to a former employer and a political figure in South Carolina.

Department of Homeland Security Special Agent Michael Romagnoli wrote in an affidavit that Bordt posted "Your both dead if he doesn't step down" and other messages on the governor's Facebook page.

Kentucky State Police arrested Bordt in March.