Activists and Religious Leaders Want Felony Charges for Kalispell Man
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Human rights activists and religious leaders are calling for a man suspected of making online threats to schools and religious groups to be charged with a felony.
David Lenio's attorney filed a motion last week asking to delay his client's jury trial as a plea deal was imminent. Many have since speculated that the felony intimidation charge against Lenio could be reduced to a misdemeanor charge.
Members of the Kalispell human rights group Love Lives Here and the Jewish community gathered outside the Flathead County Justice Center Monday to protest the possible plea agreement. Demonstrators called on County Attorney Ed Corrigan to ensure Lenio was not allowed to keep his guns as part of the plea agreement.
Lenio was arrested Feb. 16 after a Twitter rant threatening school children and Jewish people.