No ruling yet on man's bond request in Jewish threats case

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 8, 2017 at 5:16 p.m.


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ST. LOUIS (AP) — An assistant U.S. attorney in St. Louis says the man accused of making threats against at least eight Jewish institutions is responsible for a "hateful crime."

Juan Thompson of St. Louis was in court Wednesday seeking release on bond. U.S. Magistrate Judge David Noce did not immediately issue a ruling.

Thompson is charged in New York with one federal count of cyberstalking. His public defender, Lucille Liggett, told Noce that Thompson would agree to house arrest at his mother's home and GPS monitoring, and would agree not to use a computer, cellphone or other electronic device.

But Assistant U.S. Attorney Howard Marcus called Thompson "unstable" and says he should remain jailed.

Federal authorities say the threats were part of a bizarre plot to harass and frame an ex-girlfriend.

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