Facebook comments send teen to jail
February 15 , 2014
Two months after the shootings at the Sandy Hook School, Justin Carter ranted on Facebook: "I'm f___ed in the head alright, I think I'ma SHOOT UP A KINDERGARTEN. AND WATCH THE BLOOD OF THE INNOCENT RAIN DOWN. AND EAT THE BEATING HEART OF ONE OF THEM."
It's not clear as to how the conversation began but it appears to be related to the game 'League of Legends.' An unidentified person reported the comments to the authorities and got Carter arrested at his work place in San Antonio.
The 18-year-old has now been charged with a third-degree terroristic threat and faces a prison sentence of up to 10 years. Authorities didn't find any explosives or suspicious items in his home but he was held in jail for five months before before released on bail.
His lawyer stated that Carter was sexually assaulted and attacked by other inmates and mentioned that the case is "bonkers."
"If you don't have a true threat," he says, "then the First Amendment protects your speech."