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Jury Selection for Shawn Christy Case Begins Monday

SCRANTON, Pa. -- A man from Schuylkill County who made national news after he allegedly threatened President Trump and other elected officials is expected to head to court on Monday for his federal trial.

Jury selection is expected to start Monday morning at the federal courthouse in Scranton.

Shawn Christy of McAdoo allegedly threatened President Trump and other elected officials. It was last year when Christy was arrested in Ohio.

Federal officials say he was on the run for three months after making those threats. In that time, they say he broke into several homes and businesses, stealing firearms, food and several vehicles in Canada and half a dozen other states.

During this trial,  Christy has been approved by the judge to represent himself.

Christy has been known to disrupt court proceedings and even had to be restrained by court marshalls. He has entered a not guilty plea for the dozens of charges he faces.

In addition to the federal case, Shawn Christy also faces charges in Schuylkill, Carbon and Luzerne counties. If convicted, he could face several decades in prison.

12 comments

  • not_pennysltucky (@ds18301)

    Well said Mopar: It is so absurd and so wrong that there are actually journalists who have the unmitigated gall to report on what trump says, does, tweets etc and then even worse, almost with some kind of sick sense of “professionalism” backs these reports with official documents, quotes and videos. Shame on them!!! What were the Founding Fathers thinking anyway when they insisted on freedom of the press? Shame on them too!

    • yabbadabbadude

      Speaking of videos, why won’t the media even touch the one of Joe Biden bragging about how he had the Ukrainian prosecutor that was investigating his son fired by threating to withhold billions in aid to them WHILE HE WAS THE VICE PRESIDENT? Unfortunately, today ‘freedom of the press’ includes the right to omit the uncomfortable truth and outright lie too.

      “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
      John Adams – 1798

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