Trial delayed for man accused in online threats case

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jan. 19, 2016 at 2:10 a.m.



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KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — The trial for a man suspected of making online threats to schools and religious leaders has been postponed for the second time.

The Missoulian reports (http://bit.ly/1RwJqnY ) David Joseph Lenio's trial was scheduled to begin Tuesday but it has been pushed back until March 14. He is charged with felony intimidation.

Lenio was originally scheduled to go to trial in November, but his attorney asked for a delay, indicating that a plea agreement was in the works.

Lenio was arrested near Whitefish in February after authorities were alerted to messages he allegedly made on Twitter threatening school children and Jewish people.

Police say they found two rifles in Lenio's apartment and a pistol in his vehicle.

Lenio was released on his own recognizance in July and has been living with his parents in Michigan.

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