A judge is hearing arguments in June to dismiss charges against a man police say made online threats to schools and religious leaders, then stocked up on guns at his home.
The Missoulian reports public defender Brent Getty wants the charges against 28-year-old David Joseph Lenio dismissed, saying in his court filing that his client didn’t make a specific threat and no crime was committed.
Deputy Flathead County Attorney Stacy Bowman has until June 2 to file a response Getty’s motion to dismiss.
District Court Judge Heidi Ulbricht may rule on the motion during Lenio’s next court date, on June 29.
The trial is tentatively set for July 6, and Bowman says it may take five days to hear testimony from about 30 witnesses and review thousands of Tweets.
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